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TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

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TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

by Michael P » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:23 pm

Anyone taste this wine?
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Re: TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

by Gabriel Geller » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:49 pm

Hi Michael,

Here's Dave Raccah's TN:

2009 Elvi Wines Clos Mesorah – Score: A- to A (closer to A)
The wine is a blend of 40% Carignan made from 90 year old vines, 30% Grenache, and 30% Syrah. This is the first release of the Clos Mesorah wine in a kosher format and it is well worth the wait. The wine is lovely and personally edges out the Capcanes Peeraj Ha’bib and makes it the best kosher Montsant out there, by a hair. The reason why I say this is because the Clos Mesorah has a more controlled nose and mouth that is devoid of raisin and date and also does not have the overly loud toasty/burnt oak.

The wine has a crazy rich and perfumed nose of ripe but controlled blackberry, crazy spice, black cherry, cheesy notes, lovely blueberry, and floral notes. The mouth is rich and crazy with concentrated and layered fruit, lovely integrating mouth coating tannin, along with a massive attack of spice, buttered herbs, and good cedar that fills the mouth and makes for a rich mouth-feel. The finish is long and spicy with rich bakers chocolate, vanilla, ripe black and blue fruit, and butterscotch, with fruit and butterscotch lingering long on the palate after the wine is gone.
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Re: TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

by Yehoshua Werth » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:53 pm

More elegant than the EL26 and should age a good 10YR's plus. Structure is sound. Big round fruit and no overpowering oak for shure. Had twice now and gets a lot better over a couple days.(really) needs a couple years to be fully reaching its window..
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Re: TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

by David Raccah » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Indeed - it is FINALLY released! It has been sitting in storage until it was the best time to release it. I really loved this wine and I believe it tastes better than the Capcanes, but to be honest I have not yet tried the 2009 Capcanes.

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Re: TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

by Stacey B » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:57 pm

This wine is fine perfume and oh so elegant. Love it!
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Re: TNR - 2009 Elvi Clos Mesorah

by Yehoshua Werth » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:41 pm

For those that found it.. This was tasting at the KFWE in NYC :) February 2012
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