Chateau Oumsiyat Merlot at Qortoba

Lebanese Wines: Chateau Oumsiyat Merlot 2018

Name: Chateau Oumsiyat – Merlot 2018
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Merlot
Year: 2018
Country: Lebanon
Region: Mount Lebanon


Date Consumed: January 2, 2023

Affordable red wine. Easy to drink. To be consumed casually while enjoying Lebanese mezze. My wife and I emptied a whole bottle while having lunch with friends at Qortoba Baabdat. I got notes of red fruits, vanilla, plum, and cedar. I’d give it 64/100.

Chateau Ainata Rouge des Cedres

Lebanese Wines: Chateau Ainata – Rouge des Cedres 2019


Name: Chateau Ainata – Rouge des Cèdres 2019
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah
Year: 2019
Country: Lebanon
Region: North Lebanon


Date Consumed: 15 December, 2022

It is a wine made to be consumed casually. I’ve had it on different occasions, and it’s not bad at all. Although it is an inexpensive wine, it has a lot of character. Expect hints of blackberry, capsicum, oak, and dried fruits.

I’d give it 69/100.