Ixsir El Ixsir 2016

Ixsir El Ixsir 2016

 

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El Ixsir 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Lebanon
  • Region : Bekaa Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 55% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

A deep purple-ruby color. Nice complexity of aromas with red fruits, blackberry liqueur, touches of incense, and notes of mint and cedar sap. The palate a continuation of the nose, suave and intense, with a nice mineral tension characteristic of great limestone terroirs. A fresh finish and an extended length which reveals a great aging aptitude.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 90+ 2015
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Robert Parker (RP) : 90+ Points (2015)
The 2015 EL red is mostly a 55/35 blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Merlot aged for 24 months in an equal mixture of new and used French oak. It comes in at 14.7% alcohol. This, the latest release in our trilogy this issue, is a shock to the system. It handles the oak well, relatively speaking, but it is so much more primary in its fruit development that it just seems radically different. I suspect it isn't that radically different—that, when it comes around, there will be more complexity here and a more sensual feel, as with its siblings. For the moment, let's start here. Although it seems approachable in terms of its moderate tannins, this does need a few years to show all it has to show. For the moment, while this is very well done, it seems far behind the 2011.

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Ixsir El Ixsir 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 04-09-2022 . Score: 4.5