Maison Leroy, Meursault, 2000
Classic nose: pears, nuts and and dusty chalk. Tasty, savory and balanced with restrained fruit. I do expect either more parlor tricks or greater breed for what this costs (as usual, Madame Leroy has placed a price tag on the bottle roughly twice what I'd pay for the juice inside) but leaving that aside, this is quite lovely.
I checked importer Tomer Gal's catalog and the 2001 costs 590 NIS.
Elio Grasso, Barolo, Gavarini "Vigna Chiniera", 1997
First of all, lovely savory tannins. Very finely tuned. Complex nose: tar, Nebbilo spices and what Ran Shapira says are rose petals. Me, I get dusty old carpets as usual. Very tasty. I enjoy Piedmont without ever quite falling in love with it, but this wine, for some reason, pulled on a few heartstrings. Probably because it's so very good.
Price known only to Ran.
Montes, Alpha M, 2005
Obviously too young: very fruity on one hand, bitter with impeding tannins on the other. A restrained New World punk and a letdown after the Grasso.
Price unknown, although I believe WineRoute imports it irregularly.