Lebanese Wines: Aurora Cabernet Franc 2018

Name: Aurora – Cabernet Franc 2018
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Year: 2018
Country: Lebanon
Region: North Lebanon


Date Consumed: February 22, 2023

A wine that tastes like boiled lust wrapped in satin.

Imagine a beautiful woman sitting cross-legged on dewy grass,
watching the night sky, letting the time pass.
Listen to her shy laughter
right after
she gives you the middle finger.

The wine fondles your tongue.

Something silky, ferric,
with hints of strawberry
like soft, bitten lips.

A kiss.
A false goodbye.
An image, a memory
that never took place.

Batroun Mountains Ruby Wine at Qortoba in Baabdat

Lebanese Wines: Batroun Mountains Ruby 2018

Name: Batroun Mountains – Ruby 2018
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Year: 2018
Country: Lebanon
Region: Batroun District


Date Consumed: February 19, 2023

An affordable red wine that pairs nicely with Lebanese meza. A decent blend with notes of strawberry, tobacco, and vanilla. I’d give it a 67/100, and I wouldn’t mind enjoying another bottle.

Domaine Wardy Cinsault 2016

Lebanese Wines: Domaine Wardy Cinsault 2016

Name: Domaine Wardy – Cinsault 2016
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cinsault
Year: 2016
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley


Date Consumed: January 22, 2023

I’m not a big Cinsault fan, but I’ll give this one a 75/100. Apparently, it is a gold medalist and has won many awards. What I liked about it is its complexity. I got notes of raspberry, pomegranates, wood, and subtle hints of cayenne and black pepper.