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Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), Merlot (33%) & Syrah (33%)
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 14 months
Bottling date: 18 Nov. 2008
Closure: Natural cork
Technical Data: pH 3.48, TA 3.9 g/l, RS <2 g/l
Alcohol content: 15%
Notes: Black fruits arrive first on the nose: blueberry and blackberry, floral and smoky notes follow, then wonderful tertiary aromas: leather, mushroom, black olive and sun-dried tomato. The palate accentuates the fruit character and adds luscious notes of dates and dark chocolate at the end. A smooth, sophisticated wine with a very long finish.
Awards and Honorable Mentions:
2008- Gary Vaynerchuk’s 101 Wines 1er Cru: #6 “a Lebanese Contender”
2010- Robert M. Parker, Jr., “… a fascinating wine from Lebanon … a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah”
2011- Edward Parker Wines Ltd., Derek Smedley MW: 91/100
2012- Zawaq Lebanese Wine Guide: Zawaq Guide “Selection”
2019- Concours International Gilbert & Gaillard, France: 95/100 Gold Medal
2020- Catad’Or Wine Awards, Santiago, Chile: Gold Medal