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.