Château Ksara Red Blend 2008

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Reminds me of a California Chard. Not bad, but not what I expected. It is actually a still wine so I don't know why they would call it blanc de bla... Read more

Color deep ruby, nose bell pepper, texture more present than the Chateau of the same vintage, the tannins come in a powerful way on the dry finish Read more

Over the past decade, Ksara has seen the introduction of new grape varieties that have grown into vines the Bekaa valley has blissfully nurtured. K... Read more

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3.00 5
12/09/2011

Reminds me of a California Chard. Not bad, but not what I expected. It is actually a still wine so I don't know why they would call it blanc de blancs. Oaky. Chard/Sauv. Blanc blend.


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3.50 5
01/06/2010

Color deep ruby, nose bell pepper, texture more present than the Chateau of the same vintage, the tannins come in a powerful way on the dry finish


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External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/05/2010

Over the past decade, Ksara has seen the introduction of new grape varieties that have grown into vines the Bekaa valley has blissfully nurtured. Ksara has also seen developments in technique such as vines cultivation on wires and the attentive application of advanced science by French oenologists.


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Source: Great Wines Direct
03/24/2010

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksaras vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Chateau Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes: Predominantly Cinsault with some Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinific...


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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the religious military campaigns. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara’s vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes : 30% Cabernet-Franc, 40% Petit Verdot and 30% Syrah. Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Maker: James Palge Taste : A dense deep purple red robe, it has a fruity and subtle nose of raspberry and black currant with a vanilla character. In the mouth it has structure, power and length with firm tannins. A rich and very complex wine. Serve : Due to its structure, it will go perfectly with games and red meat. Should be served at room temperature 17 to 18°C. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/03/2009

This is a blend of Sauvignon Blancs, Semillon and Chardonnay that is elegant and subtle. Pairs well with delicate fresh fisf or shell fish.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/24/2010

The very noble Sauvignon, Sémillon and Chardonnay constitutes the basis of this elegant and subtle wine. It is vatted for several months in French oak-wood casks before it is bottled. It can be served as an aperitif, as well as with delicate fresh fish or shellfish. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but t...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/24/2010

This wine is produced from of 100% Chardonnay grapes, harvested in one of Ksaras highest vineyards (1400 m altitude) and yielding 28Hl/Ha. Fermented in new oak casks and stirred on lees. Clear, pale yellow with green tints. A fine, polished wine with purity of style. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages.There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but t...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/24/2010

This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection...


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