53% Marselan 20% Caledoc 12% Carignan 15% Pinotage Barkan's Assemblage Series offers a new perspective on the potential of Israel's wine regions. Marselan, Caledoc, Carignan and Pinotage were individually fermented and barrel aged for 10 months before being selected to create Tzafit. The wine has a complex aroma of chocolate, fresh mown hay and a hint of Virginia tobacco balanced by soft round tannins and a tart finish. The wine is ready now but will only improve with age.
A nice purple hue. Very powerful on the nose, milk chocolate with strawberry and raspberry, a hint of lime, and even a gentle aroma of thyme and fresh oregano. Another swirl reveals hints of roast nuts and hot asphalt. The wine is medium bodied, with a slight hint of wood and a special and pleasant (green hint) of fresh herbs. The wine has a slightly high, but gentle and harmonic, acidity. The tannins are soft and accessible. A slight and very savory bitterness, a finish with leather, a hint of coffee and white pepper, a slight earthiness, and a light, appetizing bitterness. The wine is very elegant, ready to drink. A typical Mediterranean wine, with a south of France accent which is hard to ignore.