Yesterday, while I was shopping at the supermarket I had a craving for cheese and wine. Especially for white wine, but I decided not to cave in and buy wine. As for the cheese it is never fun without the wine or if you are on your own.
But as the evening came my wine craving came back nagging, but I had no white wine except for the bottle I got a few years ago in Venice and which I told myself I will keep for a special occasion or if I visit Venice again, whichever comes first.
So this was it! But since wine is never enjoyed alone, I decided to share it with our readers. It was a hard wine to get to the bottom of, despite it being very simple in taste, but I suppose it is always harder to describe or grab simplicity since it limits the range of sensations and feels.
On the other hands it helps you focus on a certain thing and makes you enjoy it to its depth when it is good. And what I can say about that wine is that it ranks among the good wines.
It is not my first try with the Château Musar wines and it has always been a pleasant one. So enough blabber and on with the review.
|Country||Lebanon – Bekaa Valley|
|Composition or Varietals||Cinsault|
|Color||Deep peach with amber undertones|
|Nose||Hint of honey and flowers with oak|
|Palate||Young wine with a slight bite, oak aftertaste|
I got two bottles in an offer so I just gave an approximate price.
Suggestions: This wine would match charcuterie very well. It is not very complex but it is good in its simplicity, it is straight to the point and enjoyable. I also imagine it would be a great accompaniment for roasted chestnuts since the oak feel is very apparent in the nose and the palate. It is a wine that seemed more of a wintry than a summery wine to me, for it gives me the feel of a fireplace and hearth warmth.
I honestly cannot see it paired with many dishes. I could see it with risotto although not a seafood one. It is also possible to drink it with a ham or a beef roast.
The aftertaste it leaves in the mouth lingers and it is very pleasant. It is as if this wine wants to stay with you even after you are done drinking it.