Chateau Nakad Coteaux 2016

Lebanese Wines: Chateau Nakad Coteaux 2016

Description

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

Experience

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.

Abdelli Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Lebanese Wines: Abdelli Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Description

Name: Abdelli Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Year: 2017
Country: Lebanon
Region: North Lebanon

Experience

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.

Enjoying a Latourba Simil Red 2017 at home.

Lebanese Wines: Latourba Simil Red 2017

Description

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

Experience

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.