Cheatau Golan Royal Reserve Merlot 2012 Israel

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My Rating 87 Points.
Price $30.

Dark ruby in color and cloudy with a pink rim.

Fruity on the nose with plums, cherries, blackberries, wildflowers, oak, earth, vanilla, brandy, licorice and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and nice legs.

Flat on the attack and dry on the mid palate, with cherries, blackberries, blueberries, plums, vanilla, oak, earth, dirt, cranberries, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with full, round tannins and tart cherries.

This is a very nice Merlot. Young, but already balanced and elegant, but still not smooth.
Will be better in 3 to 5 years time.

Aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

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