Domaine Bargylus: Some good news from Syria

The only good news coming out of Syria

The only good news coming out of Syria

Just a quick note about the latest Domaine Bargylus vintages (the only good news coming out of Syria today) I tasted recently at “La Cave de Joel Robuchon” in the Beirut Souks earlier this month.

White 2010 – 60% Chardonnay 40% Sauvignon Blanc

Golden pear hue. Nutty and citrus nose. Lovely flinty crispness on the front palate. Good body with rich fruit on the mid and back palate. Complex and ever so slightly evolved, but the acidity is still there and structure firm. Substantial but with a lightness of touch. A wine and a terroir that are developing a genuine identity. Truly world class and a snip at roughly $20

Red 2009 – Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot

Fresh mineral nose with aromas of dark fruits and cloves. Good integration and further minerality with dark brooding cassis and a hint of mint in the mouth. Still young, but with excellent potential. Approx $31

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