Barkan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Superieur 2017
Brilliant ruby hue, with traces of purple tint. The nose is dominated by deep oak resins, not at all sweet but rather elegantly spicy. As the minutes pass, a far greater complexity of intense black fruit is revealed, with hints of black cherries, blueberries, and blackcurrants as well as a touch of cloves, cigar box, and a refreshing streak of eucalyptus. As the wine opens, the oaky layers recede, allowing the abundant fruit to take center stage. After four hours from opening, an enchanting floral note appears, together with a hint of strawberry.
Barkan Winery was founded in 1990 by Yair Lerner and Shmuel Boxer. They immediately set forth on a program of modernization and the planting of vineyards in and around Barkan, which they saw as the key to the production of fine wine and expansion of the company. In 2000, a state-of-the-art, modern winery was built in Kibbutz Hulda. This location was chosen because for its proximity to the vineyards of Hulda as well as its central location, close to major roads and removed from urban areas. The winery's location allows the grapes to be quickly transported to the winery, to ensure freshness and to maximize quality. In addition, the strategic location was optimal for distribution of bottled wine to the market. Barkan Winery's bottling facilities were moved to Hulda in 2003, followed by the moving of their offices in 2004. Since 2007, the entire Barkan Winery operation is located at Kibbutz Hulda with the completion of their new warehouse.