(From 1997 Vintage) Exotic, smoky nose; redcurrant, cinnamon and spice flavours and fresh acidity.
(From 2002 Vintage) Plum, red berry, cinnamon and mint aromas give this savory-style red from Lebanon a serious start. Soft and elegant on the palate but with a touch of spice and lively acid, the wine is balanced and unfolding, and will pair well with dishes that offer complex spice. An interesting red with exotic appeal.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/09. Serge Hochar's estate red has a sweet, earthy succulence in 2000 that's hard to resist, a combination of raspberry liqueur, mocha, black olives and very rich earth. It's all interwoven with chewy, firm tannins and stony minerality. The structure should hold it for another decade.