Kadma Winery Reserve Red Blend 2010 Israel

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My Rating 87 Points.
Price $35.

Dark Ruby in color with a brick rim.

Big fruity nose of blackberries, cherries, currants, licorice, vanilla, oak, cloves, saffron and black pepper.

Medium bodied, smooth and elegant with nice acidity and nice legs.

Fruit on the palate with vanilla, toasted oak, cherries, figs, blackberries, blueberries, dirt, licorice, cloves and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and black pepper.

This Israeli Reserve, is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Petit Verdot and 6% Barbera.

I really liked the addition of the Petit Verdot, which gave it a beautiful nose and added lots of complexity.
I would have liked it to be a bit bolder, but this is, still, a nice, elegant blend with ample complexity and a spicy mouthfeel.
Grapes are from the Galilee appellation, in Israel. Fermented in large clay jugs. Aged for 26 months in French oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

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5 thoughts on “Kadma Winery Reserve Red Blend 2010 Israel

    1. I agree with you, Bill. Many wines from this region are expensive compared to other wines from bigger wineries around the world. Many of these wines that I reviewed recently, are from small boutique wineries that produce a few thousand bottles annually.

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      1. I googled Madman and read that they are the only winery ageing wine in large earthenware pots
        The only other place I know that still does this I as Georgia, Russia.

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