2012 Carmel Limited Edition
- Size: 750ml
- Type: Red Wine
- Varietal: Red Bordeaux Blend
- Country: Israel
"The 2012 Limited Edition is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Verdot and just 5% Malbec, aged for 16 months in French oak (50% new). It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. A VERY different wine than the Yatir Forest and the high-end label produced by Carmel's sister winery, this is leaner, crisper, fresher and greener. Also showing more slate, earth and lead, it is far more old-school Bordeaux than it is Napa. I rather liked it, but for those with some preconceptions on how Israeli wines must show (big, fat, sweet and very ripe), this may require just a little palate adjustment. The structure is far better than the fruit. I do hold out some hope that with age it will come together and be even more interesting than it is now. The freshness should certainly help preserve it. There were 10,000 bottles produced." -Mark Squires, Apr 2017
Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate - 90 pts
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