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28th April 2013

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Château Ka, Cadet de Ka Red Wine, Lebanon
Lebanon is a fast-growing wine country. Only a handful of wineries operated in the 1990s, but now there are over 40, sourcing their fruit from the Bekaa valley that sits at 1,000 metres above sea level. I had a wonderful visit to Lebanon in 2012, where this estate was excited to have had a wine listed by M&S. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, with a bouyantly fruit-filled aroma, notes of spice and smokiness from barrel ageing, but all about the deep black fruit. A big wine on the palate, with 14% alcohol and plenty of beefy tannins, that black fruit and tang of fruit skin acidity powers through. Watch the video for more information, maps and photos, and for food-matching suggestions. £8.49, Marks & Spencer.

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