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.
Name: Abdelli Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Type: Red Wine Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Year: 2017 Country: Lebanon Region: North Lebanon
Overall, it is an okay wine, but not one that is worth philosophizing about. It’s a “house wine” that is pretty straightforward. A little on the acidic side with some notes of unripe strawberry. It goes well with Lebanese mezza and a budget cigar. I’d give it 50/100.