IXSIR ALTITUDES RED

SKU
7230
$24.99
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Type
RED
Varietal
CAB/SYRAH/TEMP/CALAD
Country
LEBANON
Region
BATROUN
Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
750ML
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  • Warmth, sharpness, maturity and character are the dominant traits of this wine. Imprinted with mature fruits, Its delicate and complex bouquet varies between an oaked aroma and red and black fruits.
    Notes of blackberry and blackcurrant blended with a fine “empyreumatic” touch give the wine a soft and complex character. Its final silky taste makes it a pleasant and accessible wine, to share in a relaxed environment.

    Grapes
    35% Cabernet Sauvignon
    22% Syrah
    26% Caladoc
    17% Tempranillo.



    A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah and Tempranillo, this is a beautifully integrated wine made with the help of Chateau Angelus’ Hubert de Boüard. Lifted cassis, capsicum, herbs and violets meld with silky tannins and fresh acidity. 91/100
    Decanter Magazine “Weekday Wines” Feature, June 2014

    Food-friendliness is also a quality I’ve come to expect in wines from the Lebanon, and again that probably shouldn’t come as a surprise given that the country is home to one of the world’s great cuisines and its winemaking scene has a pronounced French accent. The Gallic influence is explicit in this red blend thanks to the presence of winemaker Hubert de Boüard, who is better known for his work at top Bordeaux Château Angélus, and the wine has the cool herbal quality and crunchy blackcurrant of good Claret. There is a freshness, too, which may well have something to do with the name-inspiring altitude (1,000 metres) of the vines. If you’re looking ahead to Easter, and roast lamb, look no further.
    David Williams The Observer, March 2014

    This (unusual) red blend of Caladoc, Syrah, Tempranillo made with the help of St-Emilion’s Hubert de Boüard (of Château Angélus) from vines grown at an altitude of 1,000 metres is refined and elegant, a pronounced streak of freshness giving verve and definition to the blackcurrant fruit, while the tannins are polished to a fine sheen. 90/100
    The Wine Gang, April 2014

    Aromas of black cherry, iodine and saline open on the palate to flavors of black cherry, toffee, white chocolate, orange zest and apple peel. Velvety tannins and a sense of salinity continue on the palate, finishing with mint and a burst of brightness.
    90 Pts Wine Enthusiast