Wine Review: Ksara Cuvée du Pape 2010

Another excellent one from Ksara.

Technical Sheet

Wine Ksara Cuvée du Pape
Type  White
Vintage  2010
Country  Lebanon – Bekaa Valley
Composition or Varietals 100% Chardonnay
Color Brilliant gold
Nose Sweet and fruity, faint oak scent.
Palate

Hint of oak, with fruity undertones. Slight and pleasing acidity. Oak length. Peppy.

Rating  5 stars
Price 20550 LBP or 13.70$

Suggestions: This is the wine you definitely want for tomato based pastas its hint of acidity balances the tomato taste well.  Light cream sauces could be a nice pairing too as long as the creaminess of them won’t overpower the wine. It will also be perfect for white lean meats such as fish, turkey and chicken.

I might as well have it with spicy dishes like a good curry.

This wine is surprisingly dry for a chardonnay. The sweet nose does not exactly prepare you for the surprise.

 Ksara Cuvée du Pape 2010 holds its own, the feel of it is amazing in the mouth as you swirl it around to get the full taste. I would describe it as a well balanced and round wine that is very pleasant to drink even alone.

So no wonder Ksara Cuvée du Pape 2010 won the gold medal in the Chardonnay du Monde 2011 contest.

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4 responses to “Wine Review: Ksara Cuvée du Pape 2010

  1. OK, I am going to add this to my wine order from Lebanon. I trust you… Oh and the judges too I suppose. ;)

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  2. 5 Stars huh? I know you don’t give such ratings easily. Ksara does a fine job!

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