Five of the best wines from Lebanon

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Despite a turbulent political history, during recent years wine in Lebanon has flourished, says Christina Pickard, with the best producers balancing tradition and modernity with power and delicacy. See Christina's pick of five of the best from Lebanon here...
Lebanon wines, Lebanon, Ixsir Altitute White 2009
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Ixsir, Altitudes White 2010
40% Muscat, 30% Viognier, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon. Grapey perfume and zippy lemon notes with a palate of Mediterranean spices, white flowers, stone fruit and a muscular, chewy texture. 16pts/20 (86/100pts)
Price £15.95 Great Western, Harper Wells, Hedonism, Lebanos
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13.5%

Lebanon wines, Lebanon, Ixsir Altitute White 2009
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