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EL IXSIR RED 2015 Lebanon
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer IXSIR
I have included this item which was in the September Classics Catalogue but then dumped into a handful of stores after only a few weeks - well before it could sell through. This distinctive Lebanese blend of 45% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot is worthy of a detour. Extremely deep intense purple colour. It has an excellent, faintly spicy, complex, intense, ripe plum nose with some cassis-black-cherry notes and refined cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured and mouthfilling, the bright, still youthful, perfectly balanced plumy, black cherry, cassis flavours are followed up by a lingering, faintly minerally, violet-tinged, gently earthy finish. This versatile, age worthy albeit quite accessible newcomer has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number ELRG1541021 on the back label. NEW at the LCBO. CSPC 21421
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Sav Boi
Country Lebanon
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE:The name IXSIR is a derivation of \"iksir\": an Arabic word meaning \"elixir.\" A fresh, vivid red with lots of blackberry, blueberry and spice aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, layered and very intense. Gorgeous and serious finish. Very transparent and focused. Syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Drink or hold. Score - 93. (jamessuckling.com, Sept. 8, 2020) Price $ 79.00
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 22, 2022
Cases bought 20 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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