Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lebanon??


Aside from Chateau Musar, which I hate, I haven't ever sought out another Lebanese wine. I figured, why bother? I have a lot of other crap to waste my money on (like the adorable new black dress I just bought at J. Crew)!

But Adam at Vinoteque recommended this to me, Chateau St. Thomas, 2005 from Bekka Valley, Mount Lebanon. When I tasted it I was shocked. It was like drinking a ripe vintage of Haut-Medoc. It is a Bordeaux blend, primarily cabernet, with loads of dark berry fruit, it has so much texture and good tannin structure. The mouthfeel is like WOW - big and round and rich. Nice!

It's $13 by the glass and $39 a bottle. Bang for your hard earned bucks!

7 comments:

Serge Hochar said...

Since when did a wine person "hate" Musar?

Amy said...

Well, I got opinions, and that's one of them. Musar is dirty. I don't like dirty... well, not in my wines anyway... You know what I LOVE?? 1981 Seghesio Zinfandel... that is one delicious bottle!

Musar Theresa said...

It was '81 Sebastiani Zin, not Seghesio, friendo. & I have a '75 Barbera by same that I intend to vinflict upon you at some point too. & the '62 Musar, which is cleaner than Helen Keller's handbag.

Musar Theresa said...

It was '81 Sebastiani Zin, not Seghesio, friendo. & I have a '75 Barbera by same that I intend to vinflict upon you at some point too. & the '62 Musar, which is cleaner than Helen Keller's handbag.

Arthur Ashe said...

It double did it.

Amy said...

Oh right! Sebastiani... world class wines... that's what I say. Can we drink the '75 and the '62 on the same night? Wow, wouldn't that be fun???? It'd be like a real epic wine tasting!

Junko Fuji said...

Musar is distributed by Epic, but Sebastiani is American W&S, I believe. Either them, or Yomama, Inc.