Wine of the Week – Cinsault/Grenache from Lebanon

The arrival of Vino Volo at Boston’s Logan Airport really changed travel for the wine lover. Prior to that time, there was a pub and a food court, both usually packed with families and drunk tourists. Vino Volo allows for some seriously good wine tasting while waiting for a flight. It’s a way to pass the time and to get an education on wine. It’s the perfect way to kick off a vacation.


On this trip to Ireland, we paid a visit to Vino Volo as we did on our last one, and we enjoyed a couple of flights, a red and a white, allowing us to taste a bunch of new wines without drinking much. I was most surprised and enamored by this Lebanese wine from Chateau Musar, a Cinsault/Grenache blend. It was the first Lebanese wine I have tasted, and it left me wanting more. This wine was so smooth, rich, and bursting with round fruit flavors with  some gentle notes of spice and earth at the finish. As the tasting note mentions, it is super velvety, a wine you want to roll around in your mouth to savor the warm fruit notes. It’s really a spectacular wine that evolves from nose to finish. It’s a cozy hug for your palate, and if you can get your hands on a Cheateau Musar wine, I would very much recommend the experience.

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Tags: Cinsault, Grenache, Lebanon, red wine, wine, wine of the week, wine tasting, Wine Wednesday

  1. Megan’s avatar

    I don’t think I’ve had Lebanese wine, but this sounds like a wine I would love.


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    I should have gone here instead of the pub before our flight to geneva!! good to know more about it.


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