Château Kefraya

Les Bretèches Bekaa Valley Red Blend

8.858 ratings
8.75 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 - made from 9 grapes, evolution in colour, mocca in smell, impression of roses, elegance! #bekaavalley #lebanonwine

Vintage 2011 - made from 9 grapes, evolution in colour, mocca in smell, impression of roses, elegance! #bekaavalley #lebanonwine

May 15th, 2018
Audrey Lévesque

Very unique. Strong wine that goes well with a red meat or it could be wonderful with roasted lamb! A lot of personality!

Very unique. Strong wine that goes well with a red meat or it could be wonderful with roasted lamb! A lot of personality!

2 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.8

Med+ garnet med nose bramble, rosemary and thyme and a little bit of paint thinner. Licorice. A strangely cloying and dry tannin given the maturity and high alcohol. I felt like it was a Chateauneuf. #lebanonwine #lebanon #gsm

Med+ garnet med nose bramble, rosemary and thyme and a little bit of paint thinner. Licorice. A strangely cloying and dry tannin given the maturity and high alcohol. I felt like it was a Chateauneuf. #lebanonwine #lebanon #gsm

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2016
Max Gottesfeld

Earth on the nose, blue fruit on the palate. Finishing with dense tannins. #bekaavalley #lebanon #philly

Earth on the nose, blue fruit on the palate. Finishing with dense tannins. #bekaavalley #lebanon #philly

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.7

Crackling fruit freshness, much more than I typically find in the region.

Crackling fruit freshness, much more than I typically find in the region.

Nov 30th, 2014
Pedro Garcia

The Cedars. With Alain Boulos

The Cedars. With Alain Boulos

Dec 29th, 2015
Kara Dawson

Smooth

Smooth

Dec 7th, 2015
Robert Parson

Solid first rung of the kefraya offerings.

Solid first rung of the kefraya offerings.

Aug 6th, 2015
Cynthia nagy

Really likes - had at The Beirut

Really likes - had at The Beirut

Jun 27th, 2015
"Odedi"

Time for some middle eastern food...

A very nice Lebanese blend of 46% Cinsaut, 21% Sirah, 13% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Carignan, 4% Mourvedre, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Marselan.
Grapes are grown on an unirrigated clay and limestone soil, in a terraced terrain, and at 1000 meter altitude. In this part of the world, there is no precipitation for about 6 months of the year.

Dark ruby in color with a pinkish rim.

Tart fruits on the nose, but light, with peppercorn,blackberries, blueberries, cherries and currants.

Medium to full bodied with nice legs.

Fruitier on the plate with cherry, strawberry, earth, forest floor and black pepper.
Spicy finish with a little tartness and full green tannins.

Enjoyed it with beef kabobs.

Would be even better in 3-5 years.

14% alcohol by volume.

Time for some middle eastern food...

A very nice Lebanese blend of 46% Cinsaut, 21% Sirah, 13% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Carignan, 4% Mourvedre, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Marselan.
Grapes are grown on an unirrigated clay and limestone soil, in a terraced terrain, and at 1000 meter altitude. In this part of the world, there is no precipitation for about 6 months of the year.

Dark ruby in color with a pinkish rim.

Tart fruits on the nose, but light, with peppercorn,blackberries, blueberries, cherries and currants.

Medium to full bodied with nice legs.

Fruitier on the plate with cherry, strawberry, earth, forest floor and black pepper.
Spicy finish with a little tartness and full green tannins.

Enjoyed it with beef kabobs.

Would be even better in 3-5 years.

14% alcohol by volume.

May 7th, 2015