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Château Ksara Red 1995

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Ksara is Lebanon's oldest, biggest winery. This Bordeaux blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. 12 months in new oak. I last tried it a year ago, and it remains a judgement of "close, but not quite". Blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberry. Leather, vanilla, a sprinkling of Lebanese spice. Acid and tannins prominent, making it tart and chewy, very dry. Seems less ripe and sun-drenched than many Lebanese reds. I prefer Ksara's other reds. Is Lebanon the right terroir for a Bordeaux Blend?
Huge blackberry, spices, leather and vanilla notes, with a hint of oak too. Red fruit, spicy and oak taste with a little biting acidity. Full bodied. A pleasant surprise this.
Very equilibrated and feels and tastes like a Bordeaux.
My first and potentially last Lebanonsese wine, it had a kick, quite acidic, echos of damsons and tannins but a bit too ordinary
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About the Winery

Château Ksara
Number of Wines 16
Average Rating 3.6
Region Bekaa Valley
Country Lebanon

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1996 4.2
1995 4.5
1994 5.0

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