Massaya Le Colombier - Lebanon

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£16.50

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REGION: Bekaa, Lebanon

VARIETIES: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

VITICULTURE: Conventional

VEGETARIAN: Vegetarian

YEAR: 2015

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This may be considered an inhospitable place to visit currently (and very sadly), but it remains an ideal location to produce wines: dry, warm and moderated by the Mediterranean. Indeed, wine-making in the Levant goes back centuries. But this is a modern outfit, with some serious French heft behind it: the Brunier family of Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Dominique Hebrand formerly of Cheval Blanc. This is their entry-level version, and very fine it is too: plenty of fruit and body, but with a serious backbone behind it as well.

7 WORD WINE REVIEW:

Ripe exotic fruits, spices and generous length

SKU: 11108 TAG: Bold and rustic
 

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