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Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2011

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"TASTING NOTES: Rich in minerals and saturated with Mediterranean character, this wine unleashes exuberant aromas of mature fruits and spices. Its concentrated taste enrobed in a fine texture gives it an attractive liveliness, while its rich and mellow yet always-complex palate lasts until the final touch of fruit." - Winery About the Producer "IXSIR is a new winery that has quickly become a benchmark in the Lebanese wine scene. We know from history the potential of this small, mountainous country, that has for centuries been a jewel of the eastern Mediterranean. The IXSIR team, led by winemakers Gabriel Rivero and Hubert De Bouard (internationally renowned wine consultant and the co-owner and manager of the famous Château Angelus in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux.), sources fruit from some of the highest vineyards in the northern hemisphere." - Distributor

Region: Lebanon

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  • 2011

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Winery: Chateau Musar
Color: Red
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Chateau Musar:
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a h... Read more
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a hobby soon became a passion; a passion inspired by an initial encounter with renowned viticulturist Ronald Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon during the Second World War. The family's love for wine grew and in 1959, after completing his oenology diploma in Bordeaux, the eldest son, Serge, entered the business. Some call him the magician, the man behind this extraordinary wine. His response is that he only seeks is to translate what nature intended. Serge's younger brother Ronald, named after the late Barton, took over Château Musar's marketing and finance departments in 1962. Read less

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"TASTING NOTES: Rich in minerals and saturated with Mediterranean character, this wine unleashes exuberant aromas of mature fruits and spices. Its concentrated taste enrobed in a fine texture gives it an attractive liveliness, while its rich and mellow yet always-complex palate lasts until the final touch of fruit." - Winery About the Producer "IXSIR is a new winery that has quickly become a benchmark in the Lebanese wine scene. We know from history the potential of this small, mountainous country, that has for centuries been a jewel of the eastern Mediterranean. The IXSIR team, led by winemakers Gabriel Rivero and Hubert De Bouard (internationally renowned wine consultant and the co-owner and manager of the famous Château Angelus in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux.), sources fruit from some of the highest vineyards in the northern hemisphere." - Distributor

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