Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2012

Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2012

 

Zoom Mouse over image to zoom
Ixsir
Grande Reserve Red 2012
  • Vintage : 2012
  • Country : Lebanon
  • Region : Bekaa Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 61% Syrah, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 89+ 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings
A nose saturated with Mediterranean character and exuberant aromas of ripe fruits and spices. Its concentrated, palate has a fine tannin texture and attractive lively black fruits which last through to a long finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 89+ Points (2012)
The 2012 Grande Reserve is a 60/40 blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 12 months in a 60/40 mixture of new and second use French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Livelier and fresher than the 2011, this is a more precise wine, although it lacks the mouth-coating richness of the 2011. The flavors are a bit more youthful, and the fruit has a little more lift to it. Of course, it is tinged with that Syrah beefiness. I'm wondering now if this will evolve as the 2011 did, settling down, putting on a little weight and becoming more impressive. It just might. Certainly, the 2011 shows better right now.

Ixsir Altitudes Red 2015
Ixsir Altitudes Red 2015
Ixsir
Altitudes Red 2015
Warmth, sharpness, and ripeness are key here. Strawberries, oak and cassis on the nose. The open, accessible palate structure is enlivened by blackberry and cassis with a hint of green pepper, with…
29,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
Ixsir Altitudes White 2018
Ixsir Altitudes White 2018
Ixsir
Altitudes White 2018
Elegant starbright gold in the glass with an exquisite bouquet of floral aromas, hints of Muscat and notes of grapefruit on the nose. On the palate, this floral and fruity blend has soft, balanced…
28,50 €
Quantity : moins plus
Ixsir Grande Reserve White 2017
Ixsir Grande Reserve White 2017
Ixsir
Grande Reserve White 2017
RP
89
Pure golden hue. Enticing white flowers, peach and citrus fruits on the nose. Equilibrium between mellowness and liveliness on the palate which leads into a long finish with classy oak notes.
33,90 €
Quantity : moins plus
Wine regions guide
39,90 €
Quantity : Moins     Plus
 
 
We also suggest...
Lebanon
Ixsir Altitudes Red 2015
Ixsir Altitudes Red 2015
Warmth, sharpness, and ripeness are key here. Strawberries, oak and cassis on the nose. The open, accessible palate structure is enlivened by blackberry and cassis with a hint of green pepper, with…
Altitudes Red 2015
29,00 €
Lebanon
Château Musar Musar White 2010
Château Musar Musar White 2010
In their youth: yellow-gold, subtly oaky, and creamy-textured, rich yet dry and intensely citrusy, with honeyed nuances. Wholly unique, the style has been described as resembling ‘dry…
Musar White 2010
38,90 €
Australia
98 James Halliday
Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2012
Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2012
The Caley is the pinnacle of a long winemaking journey of excellence, that rightfully honours one of Yalumba’s most adventurous sons. A blend of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Barossa Shiraz, The Caley is a classic marriage of two noble varieties and two great Australian wine regions.
The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2012
320,00 €
Australia
91 James Halliday
Peter Lehmann 8 Songs Shiraz 2013
Peter Lehmann 8 Songs Shiraz 2013
A densely coloured Shiraz with hints of dark chocolate and aromas of black forest fruits. The palate is rich and soft, finishing with very fine, velvety tannins which have become the hallmark of Eight Songs Shiraz.
8 Songs Shiraz 2013
37,00 €
Italy
94 James Suckling
Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015
Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015
The result of the Allegrini family‘s expertise, this is a true classic of the appellation, a wine that embraces tradition and a sense of place.  The wine has an imposing…
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015
84,90 €
Australia
94 James Halliday
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Sauvignon Blanc 2018
23,50 €
Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2012 Reviewed by Robert Parker 14-02-2018 . Score: 4