Le Petit Baal 2019

Lebanese Wines: Domaine de Baal – Le Petit Baal 2019


Name: Domaine de Baal – Le Petit Baal 2019
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Year: 2019
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley


Date Consumed: 6 November, 2022

Strong and full-bodied. Bold and powerful. Aged in French oak barrels. Tannic. Raunchy.

This is a wine that has a lot of character. I could smell the red fruits and taste the berries. I could also detect some earthy and leathery notes.

It deserves 86/100.

Chateau Nakad Coteaux 2016

Lebanese Wines: Chateau Nakad Coteaux 2016


Name: Chateau Nakad Coteaux 2016
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Year: 2016
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley


Date Consumed: 16 October, 2022

Aged in oak barrels. Full-bodied. And I loved the bottle.

I could tell it was good wine even before I tasted it. I was smoking my cigar and listening to the lamb fillet singing on the grill when my wife exclaimed, “Wow, this is good wine!” And I said, “Then why don’t you pour me a glass?” But I only got half a glass because suddenly everyone else wanted to taste it, too.

Sometimes in life you discover things you love by accident. For example, all I wanted was to bring a decent wine to the table on Sunday. But instead I got a great wine that the whole family enjoyed, including my mother and sister.

Good stuff. I’d give it a good 88/100.

Enjoying a Latourba Simil Red 2017 at home.

Lebanese Wines: Latourba Simil Red 2017


Name: Latourba Simil Red
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Syrah
Year: 2017
Country: Lebanon
Region: West Bekaa Valley


Date Consumed: October 7, 2022

Appearance: Red, mahogany, lustful

Aromas: blackberry, molasses, oak, nectarine, iron.

Structure: Smooth. Medium acidity like shy summer rain drops on your tongue. Full-bodied. Medium-high tannins, adding some complexity and only a memory of bitterness.

Finish: Ferric

Score: 85/100

Other Notes

On good occasions, I like to pair the Latourba Simil Red with classic Cuban cigars like Romeo Y Julieta.