Saturday, June 21, 2008
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!