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Two Lebanese Wines from Chateau Ksara


Last month I drank a satisfying glass of 2010 Chateau Ksara, Cuvee de Printemps. I recently followed this glass by trying two other red selections.  I would certainly pass on the Reserve du Couvent but would recommend consideration of the Cabernet Sauvignon.  If you are new to Lebanese wine then it is a reasonably priced introduction.  Otherwise wait for it to go on sale.  These wines are currently available at Wegmans of Fairfax.

2009 Chateau Ksara, Reserve du Couvent, Bekaa Valley – ~$12
Imported by American Fidelity Trading.  This wine is a blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon which underwent malolactic fermentation then was aged for 12 months.  The fruit was tart with a woodsy note.  The red fruit flavors were soft yet lean with acidity stepping up in the middle with a citrus-like nature.  The tannins were drying and chewy.  * Now-2014.

2008 Chateau Ksara, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvee Speciale, Bekaa Valley – ~$16
Imported by American Fidelity Trading.  This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon which underwent malolactic fermentation then was aged for 14 months in 50% new French oak.  This nose was more interesting with black fruit and cedar box.  In the mouth there was good blue and black fruit, a little more concentration, and fine, spicy, ripe tannins.  There was a juicy quality as old wood notes came out giving this a good twist between modern and traditional.  ** Now-2017.

  1. August 21, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Thank you for your blog post, we are glad you have enjoyed our wine. We have also shared your blog post on our page http://www.facebook.com/chateau.ksara if you would like to check it. Cheers.

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