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Clos de Gat Ayalon Valley Unfined & Unfiltered Meritage 2007 Wine Review

Clos de Gat Ayalon Valley Unfined & Unfiltered Meritage 2007

Clos de Gat Ayalon Valley Unfined & Unfiltered Meritage 2007

Judean Hills, Israel

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $47.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Clos de Gat

Agent: Wine Guru Selection Inc

Product: 280339

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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Needs cellar time and is over-priced by $20 but it's a good wine. Full-bodied with dark fruit, the right amount of oak and a good finish.

This was reviewed May 12, 2012 by

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Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

March 28, 2014: Deep ruby, savoury nose with dried red/black fruit, eath, pepper, sagebush, tobacco/leather, spice, chocolate with a mineral undertone. Ripe fruit, tobacco, very dry and savoury, plenty of fine drying tannins, with balancing acidity and good depth and layers of dried cherry, currant, dried green her and wood spice. Medium full bodied, this has a long savoury and very drying finish. This benefits from several hours in a decanter and demands a fatty protein like an herb crusted rib roast or rib eye steak. 91+
Gabriel Israel rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

88-90 ; this wine is WAY overpriced - it should have been priced around the $25 range wines, not $48. The wine is a good Cabernet blend (with Merlot and Petite Verdot). Full body, concentrated with dark cherries and plums flavors. Decant for 1-1.5 hours.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot … showing full bodied and reflecting its 18 months in new oak with gentle influences of spicy oak and abundant but soft, gently caressing tannins. Impenetrably dark garnet in color, showing black fruits on the nose, opening in the glass to reveal currant and blackberry fruits and, from mid-palate on, hints of blueberries. Long and generous with tannins rising with the fruits on the finish. Approachable now but best 2013-2019. Score: 94 Source: Daniel Rogov, haaretz.com

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