Opened this last night as a sort of Lebanese solidarity play, even though I bought it last year. Unfortunately with a big order about to arrive I simply can’t afford to indulge in the TWS Lebanon case (probably a good job for my bank account that it keeps selling out so fast! And I already have a couple of that Hochar vintage):
Bought at the Glasgow Wine Festival last year from Château de Mediterranean for £23 which feels comfortably on right side of the VFM equation but they are now selling it for £29 which seems a touch on the wrong side, though maybe not as it really is very, very good.
A deep dark ruby slightly brickish on the edges. Rich nose of cherries, cedar, spices and a touch of oak. More cherries on the palate with well integrated tannins and acidity. Lovely bitter cherries on the very long finish. They say it’s very evocative of Lebanon which I can’t say, not having been there myself, but certainly had an exotic, spicy twist to it for me.
A mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache, this, not unsurprisingly, came across as a lovely cross between Bordeaux and Rhone. Shame TWS don’t sell it.