2011 Ixsir Grande Reserve RedBlend from Lebanon
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"TASTING NOTES: Rich in minerals and saturated with Mediterranean character, this wine unleashes exuberant aromas of mature fruits and spices. Its concentrated taste enrobed in...
- 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a firm, very silky red with structure and length. Full but tight and compressed, showing tension and freshness. Delicious now. About 60% new wood aging for a year. Syrah and cabernet sauvignon." Reviewed October 2015
"TASTING NOTES: Rich in minerals and saturated with Mediterranean character, this wine unleashes exuberant aromas of mature fruits and spices. Its concentrated taste enrobed in a fine texture gives it an attractive liveliness, while its rich and mellow yet always-complex palate lasts until the final touch of fruit." - Winery
About the Producer
"IXSIR is a new winery that has quickly become a benchmark in the Lebanese wine scene. We know from history the potential of this small, mountainous country, that has for centuries been a jewel of the eastern Mediterranean. The IXSIR team, led by winemakers Gabriel Rivero and Hubert De Bouard (internationally renowned wine consultant and the co-owner and manager of the famous Château Angelus in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux.), sources fruit from some of the highest vineyards in the northern hemisphere." - Distributor
91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, currant, blackberry, cherry and cigar box|