Amphorae Wines Makura Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Israel

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish /brick rim.

On the nose blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, eucalyptus, wild flowers, spices, chocolates, tobacco leaf, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, figs, plums, cooked cherries, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso and alcohol.

Long finish with round tannins, tangy raspberries and chili pepper.

This is a nice surprise. This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Rich and round.

Good by itself or with food. Loved the nose on this 14 year old.

I had this vintage a few years ago, and it seems like it is on the decline now, so drink up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Had it blind and called Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, but it’s 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels for 36 months.

92 points.

15% alcohol by volume.

$70 (current vintage).

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