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Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Syrah (42%) & Tempranillo (8%)
Vineyard: North Beqaa & Zahle
Soil: Gravel, clay & silt
Fermenter type: Stainless steel tanks
Skin maceration: 21 days
Oak type & maturation: New French oak barrels for 18 months
Bottling date: 22 May 2008
Closure: Natural cork
Technical Data: pH 3.52, TA 3.72 g/l, RS <2 g/l
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Notes: A mature yet elegant wine, a wine that expresses a quiet confidence of one who has lived and gained from life’s experiences yet is in no hurry to divulge its secrets.
The nose is dominated by the complex tertiary aromas of leather, mushroom and black olive as well as a meaty character that beautifully balances the notes of ripe black and red fruit; hints of spice add interest and complexity. The palate offers nice acidity which freshens up the ripe fruit, tannins are beautifully integrated and the finish is long.
Awards and Honorable Mentions:
2008- Decanter World Wine Awards, London, England: Commended.
2011- Edward Parker Wines Ltd, Derek Smedley MW: 92/100.
2012- Edward Parker Wines Ltd, Derek Smedley MW: 92/100.
2019- AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, Austria: Silver Medal.