- Item #: i_342366Bottle Size: 750mlJames Suckling: 92WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "El Ixsir (Elixir) is the top wine produced by the Ixsir winery located just outside Batroun, Lebanon. The excellent 2012 is composed of 55% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot aged 24 months in French oak (50% new). On the nose you find aromas of blackberries, black cherries, red fruits and a hint of woody spice. On the palate silky, lush fruit flavors are balanced with good structure and a long finish. Drinking very well now if decanted, the 2012 will benefit from another year or two in the bottle. The Wine Advocate gave this 92 points praising its Cote Rotie-like style."
- Item #: i_372501Bottle Size: 750mlStagnum is considered by many to be the best Plavac Mali wine. This renewed wine from legendary winemaker Frano Miloš is among the best that Croatia has to offer and represent the line of our best wines from the Plavac Mali variety. Wine is produced from the highest quality grapes from old hand-crafted vineyards from the southern slopes of the Peljesac peninsula. The fermentation is spontaneous using only autochthonous yeasts, and the aging takes place in large wooden barrels of Slavonian oak. The wine is unfiltered with minimal amounts of sulfites. Specific soil, centuries-old tradition and a completely natural way of producing, places this wine within a special group of high-quality natural wines of high elegance. Stagnum is a complex wine with a distinct blend, concentration, and elegance.