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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Château Ksara, Cuvée de Troisième Millénaire, Bekaa Valley 2008

Château Ksara, Cuvée de Troisième Millénaire, Bekaa Valley 2008
40% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Syrah. Distinctly Lebanese with a heady nose of spice, incense and blackberries and a palate of sandalwood and liquorice. Big round tannins and fantastic acidity. Needs food. 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price £26.70–£34.50 CorkingWines, Slurp
Drink 2013–2030
Alc 13.5%