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Tasted June 7, 2022 by Yagil with 44 views

Flight 1 (2 notes)

Red
1999 Chateau Musar Lebanon, Bekaa Valley
flawed
corky
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Red
1998 Chateau Musar Lebanon, Bekaa Valley
88 points
oxidized on 1st day
drinkable and pleasant after 24 hrs - though over the peak, no fruits, no tannins

Flight 2 (1 note)

Red
2001 Meerlust Rubicon South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch
89 points
Good solid BX blend, rustic, med complexity

Flight 3 (1 note)

Red
2011 Domaine du Castel Grand Vin Judean Hills Israel, Judean Hills
94 points
clear, deep purple
clean, profound dark ripe fruits aromas with present oak-vanilla and spicy hints
dry, high acidity, high tannins, full body, rich dark mature fruits flavours, nutmeg, dark chocolate, long finish, high abv
excellent! at best!
can drink now - suitable for further aging of 2-4 years

PS
this very bottle was brought by Eli Ben-Zaken to the SHIVA of the late Meni Peér

PS2
at blind tasting resembles an excellent left bank Pauillac.
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Flight 4 (1 note)

Red
2003 Château Léoville Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
91 points
Very good, though less than my expectations based on previous experience
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Flight 5 (1 note)

Red
2008 Château Lynch-Bages France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Excellent. (Almost) at peak.

Flight 6 (1 note)

Red
2007 Tenuta Guado al Tasso (Antinori) Bolgheri Superiore Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri, Bolgheri Superiore
94 points
Excellent!
(Almost) at peak
probably the best Guado al Tasso I'd ever tasted so far

Flight 7 (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
2006 Château Climens France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac
93 points
Deep amber
pronounced aromas intensity of dried apricot, dried date, tropical fruits, caramel honey, brioche;
fully developed
sweet, high acidity, med abv, full body, pronounced flavors intensity consistent with the aromas, dried fig, almond caramel, long aftertaste, complex, excellent balance, an outstanding wine.
can drink now - suitable for further aging
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