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...
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Lebanon wines, Lebanon, Domaine des Tourelles 2005
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Domaine des Tourelles, Marquis des Beys, Bekaa Valley 2005

Domaine des Tourelles, Marquis des Beys, Bekaa Valley 2005
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah. Leaf, tobacco and cedar perfumes with ripe blackberries in the background. The palate of juicy fruit and spice reveals grippy tannins and fresh acidity. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £20–£30 (2009) Guildford Wine Co, Hennings
Drink 2013–2028
Alc 14%

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