The nose shows black currant and blackberries, with dust and tobacco leaf. On the palate, cherries and plums are huge, cigar box and graphite come out on the mid-palate. Tannins are firm, fine-grained and present throughout. Drink with leg of lamb. Recommended. 88 points. DBH

WHO: Galil Mountain Winery
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot
WHEN: 2014
WHERE: Galilee, Israel
HOW MUCH: $28 (media sample)

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