Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault 2018 Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: In 2014 Tourelles made this wine for the first time, taking 70 year old Cinsualt bush vines, and fermenting and ageing the wine in concrete tanks with wild yeasts. It’s a really beautiful expression of Cinsault, with lovely aromatics of spice, wild strawberries, cherries and dried herbs. 94/100
By Jamie Goode Published: May 2023full article
The wines of Domaine des Tourelles can be seen as ‘off piste’ because of their limited use of oak and use of unusual varieties, but that’s one of their greatest strengths, argues Justin Keay who tastes through the range of this exciting Lebanese producer, alongside owner/ winemaker Faouzi Issa.
By Justin Keay Published: May 2023Full article
Old vines: Why you should care... "Too often Lebanese wine flies under the radar but these 70 year old, organically farmed, old Carignan vines create a structured, sophisticated and slightly austere wine of cranberries, figs and liquorice. Deliciously grown up."
By Libby Brodie Published: October 2022full article
After the Gin Bloom: Cutting through the noise in a crowded gin category, Henry Jeffreys identifies some of the most exciting products coming to market
By Henry Jeffreys Published: April 2022Full article