Château Ksara

Reserve du Couvent Bekaa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.939 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark Ruby in color with a nice wide purple rim.

Light nose of plums, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, earth, animals notes, violets, cloves, licorice, mint, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries plums cherries, raspberries, earth, oak, licorice, green vegetables, spices, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Nice finish with big, aggressive tannins and tart pomegranates.

A nice red blend from Lebanon. Still Young, but enjoyable with food. Needs one hour to open up, and then huge tannins show up, with nice acidity to back it up. However, it still unbalanced and will be better in 2 to 3 years.
Nice and entertaining, not very special, but above average, nonetheless .

A blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are grown in the bekaa valley, hand harvested and hand sorted.

I had the 2012 before, and liked this vintage better, maybe because it spent a longer time in the bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark Ruby in color with a nice wide purple rim.

Light nose of plums, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, earth, animals notes, violets, cloves, licorice, mint, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries plums cherries, raspberries, earth, oak, licorice, green vegetables, spices, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Nice finish with big, aggressive tannins and tart pomegranates.

A nice red blend from Lebanon. Still Young, but enjoyable with food. Needs one hour to open up, and then huge tannins show up, with nice acidity to back it up. However, it still unbalanced and will be better in 2 to 3 years.
Nice and entertaining, not very special, but above average, nonetheless .

A blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are grown in the bekaa valley, hand harvested and hand sorted.

I had the 2012 before, and liked this vintage better, maybe because it spent a longer time in the bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2017
Kendall Sizemore

Okay product. Very acidic, tangy and light bodied. Not my favorite profile

Okay product. Very acidic, tangy and light bodied. Not my favorite profile

Mar 9th, 2019
Sonja Sommerfeld

Really nice Lebanese wine. Bug fan.

Really nice Lebanese wine. Bug fan.

Feb 15th, 2018
Joshua Dauphinee

Light acidity and tannins. Paired well with lamb, would go very well with cherry kabab.

Light acidity and tannins. Paired well with lamb, would go very well with cherry kabab.

Feb 4th, 2017
Patrick van Gool

Way too young still, bit definitely potential

Way too young still, bit definitely potential

Sep 24th, 2016
JM Richard

Excellent Lebanese Cabernet blend Syrah, Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely deep velvety robe, nice finish. Great value at €24

Excellent Lebanese Cabernet blend Syrah, Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely deep velvety robe, nice finish. Great value at €24

Aug 30th, 2016
Rebekah Rupel

Delicious!! Definitely would buy again.

Delicious!! Definitely would buy again.

Aug 30th, 2016
Samson Wong

Fantastic wine. Light and sweet ish

Fantastic wine. Light and sweet ish

Jul 6th, 2016
Kim C.
9.0

A gem! Cab, grenache and syrah! Smooth, velvety, bold fruit and little tannins

A gem! Cab, grenache and syrah! Smooth, velvety, bold fruit and little tannins

Jun 12th, 2016
Luis Arguero

Ruby red. Pepper. Cherries & cranberries. Medium bodied. A nice blend that can fool the best wine aficionados. Great value.

Ruby red. Pepper. Cherries & cranberries. Medium bodied. A nice blend that can fool the best wine aficionados. Great value.

Mar 9th, 2016