The Harvard faculty (wine club) tasted a dozen wines and the winner was Bin Nun’s Blue Note. Here are some of the tasting notes they shared:
“A remarkable wine – so well balanced, great fruit/tannin combination, and perfect acidity. You should be very proud. The Bin Nun Blue Note was a great balance of fruit, tannin and acids. The high extract Sangiovese combined with Cabernet produced a completely unique wine.”
– Professor Halamka, John D. (Chief Information Officer), Harvard Medical School, December 2018
“Blue Note was a unique, terroir driven wine highlighting the best that Sangiovese has to offer with tart cherry, roasted meats, tar, and dried herbs. The high acidity made it a great companion for food pairing”.
– Dr. Todd Ellerin, December 2018
“I found a consistent style across the portfolio of Bin Nun wines, and I would describe the wines as well balanced with red fruit focus, without over extraction or excessive oak. This distinguishes their wines from many other high-end Israeli wines where there is overpowering fruit and oak. The wine that stood out above the rest was the Blue Note. The nose was dominated by blueberry, smoke, and camphor. The palate was incredibly balanced. It had a silky, yet lush mouthfeel. The wine was very approachable now but has many years ahead with bottle age.”
– Adam Smith, December 2018