Another Lebanese red wine for review: although usually I prefer whites, this is a red I wanted to share with our readers.
|Wine||Ksara – Réserve du Couvent|
|Country||Lebanon – Bekaa Valley|
|Composition or Varietals||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc|
|Color||Deep red with burgundy undertones|
|Nose||Woodsy with oak and fruit undertones|
|Palate||Full bodied wine, dry and vigorous, punch of a young wine, smoothness of an older one, woodsy and soft aftertaste that is ephemeral. Complex texture to the taste, subtle on the tongue.|
|Price||8$ (in Lebanon)|
Suggestions: This wine would be perfect for meat, game or even spicy rich dishes. I would not recommend it for light dishes, because it will be bad a complement as it will not match the body.
If you could say a wine has class, this one would definitely have class. It is rich and palatable, you would be able to discover the complexity of the taste as u sip it on.
Réserve du Couvent 2008 was the gold award winner of the 14th Berliner held in 2010. I can see why actually, because Ksara was able to pull the “clean palate” achievement. The aftertaste would “flash” in your mouth leaving a very pleasant effect that rapidly fades, leaving the tongue ready for the second round.
This is a wine I would highly recommend, I offered as a gift and it was highly appreciated. It is one of my personal favorites.
I can also safely say that Ksara has been producing some excellent wines for the last few years. I have had pleasant experiences with many of them. I think some world class connoisseurs agree with me, since Ksara won many awards over the years.
I included the technical sheet from the winery, for those who would like to read more.