Coteaux Les Cedres 2014 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

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An interesting Lebanese red blend made up of four grape varieties you'd more usually find in Europe: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo and Arinarnoa - the latter finding new fame as it's just been added to the permitted grape varieties for French Bordeaux red wines. Developed by a French vine breeder as a cross between Merlot and Petit Verdot in the 1950s it was later discovered with DNA testing to actually be made up of Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon. Well now we know. You'd think with all that going on in the wine then it would be a stonker. But it isn't.  It's okay - there's some smoky blackcurant and stemmy green leaf going on along with some sharp liquorice and cocoa but the fruit has a rather cooked flavour. Could do better.

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Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Cabernet sauvignon, Shiraz/Syrah, Tempranillo, Other
Vintage: 2014
Country: Other
Special characteristics: Fair trade, Organic
Region: Bekaa Valley
Supplier: Co-op
Price when reviewed: 12
What the label says: red fruit aromas with a hint of spices
Alcohol %: 14
Format: Bottle with natural cork

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