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(2012) Tight, sinewy, glossy black fruit with tight aromatics, blackcurrant and black cherry, a touch of violet and kirsch. The palate has a soy and umami savour, with a nice balance of sweet-edged fruit and lemony acidity against nicely pitched tannins, perhaps could have just a touch more flesh.
(2012) Lovely spices and exotic incense-like nose, with pepper and spice and a lovely touch of menthol dryness. The fruit is so, pure and intensely cassis focused, but those dry, tobacco, spice and gently earthy notes surrounding it. Delicious long and focused, with really long finish showing delicate nuances and lovely length.
(2012) 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45%Syrah, 10% Cinsault. Inky black colour and also has a little dusty, inky impression of dryness on the nose, a tight raspberry focus beneath. The fruit comes through elegantly and nicely with a tight, juicy black fruit, edged with a tight mineral quality but still sweet and juicy at the core. A lovely wine again that will be better in a few years.
(2012) Just a touch of funky, beginnings of decay on this, the fruit ripe and sweet behind, with some truffle notes adding to that maturing impression. The palate has that little disjoint of over-ripeness and slightly drying, furry tannins. A nice wine, but the sweetness and the juiciness just slightly overpowered by the rather rustic tannins.
(2012) Single vineyard at 1,100 metres in the village of Kanafar. Some slate and lots of rocks. Part terraced. Very bold, fresh, dark colour. A touch of menthol and a tight juiciness to the black fruit. Lovely fruit, very bold, very fresh, with softness to the tannins and a real sense of juicy plum freshness and succulence with some spice. Long, delicious.
(2012) Made long before Faouzi 's time of course, but this and the next wine poured for interest. Lovely garnet colour, with a creaminess and ground almond, lovely gentle raspberry fruit. The palate has lovely coffee and dry extract still, deliciously drinkable.
(2012) 14%. Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, with Syrah and Merlot. Six months in oak barrels for 15% of blend. Going into Marks & Spencer in May. Herby nose, lots of very elegant floral notes and a touch of nettle, fresh and inviting. The palate has crisp, fresh, cherryish fruit with a tangy, cherry-skin acidity and fresh finish.
(2012) Slight volatility, lifted, chunky fruit, very nice cherry bakewell character on the palate, slightly hot on the finish, but an idiosyncratic wine with loads of genuine character and typically Musar.
(2012) The year of the Israeli war. The office closed and as there were no workers to bring in the harvest, so all office workers arrived in the vineyards. Terrific nose, with cedar and light spices over solid black fruit. The palate has lovely fruit and balance too, with the tannins quite refined and the juicy, mouth-wateringly pure and sweetness and ripeness still evident, just settled into a lovely harmonious finish, velvety and pure.
(2012) At this time the vineyards where 100% Cinsault. No oak aging. Past its best with lots of decay and very old, oxidised bruised fruit, with some sweet edges to the gentle, delicate rose fruit. Very interesting, lingering impression of fine old fruit on the palate, and really enjoyable in its way.
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