Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2016

Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2016

 

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Ixsir
Grande Reserve Red 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • 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
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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 is enrobed in a fine texture that gives it an attractive liveliness, while its rich and mellow yet always-complex palate lasts until the final touch of fruit.

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.

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Ixsir Grande Reserve Red 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 17-11-2023 . Score: 4