Ixsir Altitudes Red

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Award Winning Ixsir Altitudes Red

GBP 16.95
£16.95
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Tasting Note

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).

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

  • Ixsir

  • Lebanon

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Caladoc, Syrah, Tempranillo

  • 2012

  • Drink now

  • 75

  • Cork

  • 13%

  • Yes

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

Press

  • 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.

    • The Observer
    • David Williams
  • 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

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