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Massaya Gold Reserve 2004

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Made in a more modern style in the heart of the Bekka Valley, with a palette of<br/>familiar grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo,<br/>Mourvèdre, the 2007 is a triumph of endeavour. The wine's aromas<br/>are rich yet very elegant with morello cherry, cassis and spice to the fore. On<br/>the palate it is concentrated and ripe, with plenty of perfumed, parma-violet<br/>character, fine tannins and an excellent length. Tasted blind, one would<br/>probably identify a relatively warm provenace, but the structure is such that<br/>one would never imagine anything quite this far South. <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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Massaya, Tanaïl Property S.A.L.:
The story of Tanaïl Property goes back to the early 70's as the Ghosn family acquired an Estate planted with table vines. At First, they made homemadeArak from the grapes grown on the property. Sami and Ramzi Ghosn, the second generation owners, learned to love nature and its greatest produce - wine - during their childhood; in 1975, the civil war raged in Lebanon forcing the Ghosn’s to leave t... Read more
The story of Tanaïl Property goes back to the early 70's as the Ghosn family acquired an Estate planted with table vines. At First, they made homemadeArak from the grapes grown on the property. Sami and Ramzi Ghosn, the second generation owners, learned to love nature and its greatest produce - wine - during their childhood; in 1975, the civil war raged in Lebanon forcing the Ghosn’s to leave their Estate, nevertheless they always knew a day will come where they would return. Seventeen years later Sami Ghosn, by then an architect working in Los Angeles, returned to Lebanon and revisited the war-ravaged family estate. The land worked its magic and he decided to give up everything in order to devote himself to bringing the domain back to life. He revived the distillation of homemade arak and entrusted marketing to his brother Ramzi, who was at that time settled in France, managing his own restaurant company. The famous blue bottles of Arak turned into an instant success. Tanail was reborn from its ashes but Sami Ghosn had still greater ambitions. As far as he is concerned it is no coincidence that the Romans chose the Bekaa Valley as the site to build the temple of Bacchus in homage to their God of wine and grapes. Read less

Member Reviews for Massaya Gold Reserve

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Snooth User: Purplebarrel
31759333
4.00 5
12/20/2009

spicy and aromatic nose, supple and smooth on the palate, nice well balanced finish. Typical of cinsault grown in lebanon


Snooth User: OW Holmes
786296
4.00 5
09/10/2009

A significant, serious wine, blackberry, cassis and spice. Well balanced if a trifle hot. The depth of fruit holds from beginning to end, but doesn't seem overblown, and certainly not soft. Lengthy finish.


Snooth User: elchiconico
10967051
2.50 5
12/21/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Massaya Gold Reserve

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/07/2008

A serious wine for those who are serious about enjoying top-shelf Lebanese wines. The inspiration is clearly from Bordeaux. Full of cassis and spice and a wine that could age for many years to come. Decant and drink today or hold.



Made in a more modern style in the heart of the Bekka Valley, with a palette of<br/>familiar grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo,<br/>Mourvèdre, the 2007 is a triumph of endeavour. The wine's aromas<br/>are rich yet very elegant with morello cherry, cassis and spice to the fore. On<br/>the palate it is concentrated and ripe, with plenty of perfumed, parma-violet<br/>character, fine tannins and an excellent length. Tasted blind, one would<br/>probably identify a relatively warm provenace, but the structure is such that<br/>one would never imagine anything quite this far South. <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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