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2005 Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc

Search Rank 7465 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 7465th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 5745th

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver

Price History for 2005 Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
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Grape Variety

Rare Red Blend is a term Wine-Searcher uses for red wines made from unusual or rarely seen combinations of grape varieties (see also Rare White Blend). It also proves convenient for those wines whose blend is unknown or unpublished.

Although typically complex, many rare red-wine blends do conform to a certain patterns. Many are regional twists on the classic Bordeaux Blend; by adding their local signature grape to a basic Cabernet-Merlot blend, many regions have successfully broadened the appeal of their wines while maintaining a degree of regionality. In Italy, this is done with local specialties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano and even Trentino's idiosyncratic Lagrein. In Austria it is achieved with Zweigelt or Blaufrankisch, and sometimes both. ...more


Region
  • The Bekaa Valley is the home of modern Lebanese wine. Almost 90% of Lebanon's wine is made here, as is a respectable proportion of its Arak, the anise-flavored spirit that remains the nation's favorite alcoholic drink. Although the Bekaa has long been a hotspot of agriculture in this otherwise desertous, mountainous region, it is only in the past few decades that its vinicultural potential has been truly realized.

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  • Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country with an ancient wine culture that has experienced a renaissance in the past few decades. In 2011, roughly six million bottles of Lebanese wine were produced from 5000 acres (2000ha) of vineyards concentrated mostly in the Bekaa Valley. The majority of Lebanese wine is exported to the UK, France and the USA, where the receptive consumer bases have encouraged healthy growth in Lebanon's modern wine industry. In 1998 there were fewer than ten ...more

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