Le Petit Baal 2019

Lebanese Wines: Domaine de Baal – Le Petit Baal 2019

Description

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

Experience

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 Ka Source de Rouge 2018

Lebanese Wines: Chateau Ka Source De Rouge 2018

Description

Name: Chateau Ka Source De Rouge 2018
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot
Year: 2018
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley

Experience

Date Consumed: 6 November, 2022

A good blend. Ruby red. Standard Lebanese wine. Hard not to like. But nothing memorable about it. It was the third bottle we opened on Sunday during family lunch. I’d give it a 79/100.

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.