Domaine des Tourelles Red 

Lebanese Wines: Domaine des Tourelles Red 2018

Description

Name: Domaine des Tourelles Red 2018
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan
Year: 2018
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley

Experience

Date Consumed: 1 December, 2022

I bought this bottle a couple of years ago to make sangria with it. But I forgot all about it until last month when I decided to do a quick inventory of the wines I had. I don’t have a big inventory, but it seems I have enough to forget some of the bottles that I own. And the Domaine des Tourelles 2018 was one of them.

Forgetting is not always a bad thing, however, because, now, the wine had aged enough to be, what I believe, in its prime. We opened it right before it started to darken to a brown color. As I poured it into the decanter, I watched the beautiful magenta liquid slide down to the bottom. It looked nice and smelled nice.

After I let it rest for a few minutes, I poured a glass for my wife and another for me. We tasted it, and it was okay.

I got notes of dark fruits, wood, and olive oil. It was an expressive sip. Rich. But it wasn’t as good as I expected when I first smelled it.

It gets 72/100.

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