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Ixsir Altitudes Red Award Winning

Ixsir Altitudes Red 2012


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  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wonderfully heady aromas of sweet spice, blackcurrant and vanilla. Very polished and bright on the palate, with super-fine tannins, richness and waves of cassis and black cherry fruit flavour. Plenty of fruit with licquorice on the finish - and yet, it is dry with elegance, enveloped in fine, soft oak, and finishing very long. Fantastic! Is reminiscent of Syrah grown in Châteauneuf du Pape but this gives way on the palate and reminds me more of good Claret, with incredible structure and big, rich texture. Made with the expertise of Hubert de Boüard, of Saint Emilion's famous Château Angélus. From prime vineyard sites at an altitude of about 1000m above sea level (hence the name).
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  • When to drink

    Drink now
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  • Style

    Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

Press ReviewPress

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah and Tempranillo, this is a beautifully integrated wine made with the help of Chateau Angelus’ Hubert de Boüard. Lifted cassis, capsicum, herbs and violets meld with silky tannins and fresh acidity. 91/100

Decanter Magazine "Weekday Wines" Feature

Food-friendliness is also a quality I’ve come to expect in wines from the Lebanon, and again that probably shouldn’t come as a surprise given that the country is home to one of the world’s great cuisines and its winemaking scene has a pronounced French accent. The Gallic influence is explicit in this red blend thanks to the presence of winemaker Hubert de Boüard, who is better known for his work at top Bordeaux Château Angélus, and the wine has the cool herbal quality and crunchy blackcurrant of good Claret. There is a freshness, too, which may well have something to do with the name-inspiring altitude (1,000 metres) of the vines. If you’re looking ahead to Easter, and roast lamb, look no further.

David WilliamsThe Observer

This (unusual) red blend of Caladoc, Syrah, Tempranillo made with the help of St-Emilion's Hubert de Boüard (of Château Angélus) from vines grown at an altitude of 1,000 metres is refined and elegant, a pronounced streak of freshness giving verve and definition to the blackcurrant fruit, while the tannins are polished to a fine sheen. 90/100

The Wine Gang

Food recommendation

Will pair perfectly with roasted red meats - lamb, duck, beef.

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  • Additional Varieties

    Caladoc, Syrah, Tempranillo
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