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I previously wrote about the 2005 vintage.  Not much has changed in my opinion.  Bordeaux-like with great fruit and cassis, I also noted some leather?  Not as tannic as the ’05, but definitely has a good backbone.  A longish finish that did not surprise me as this wine is well made.  Inky purple in the glass, this wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah that weighs in at 14%.  The back label states that it was aged in new French Oak for 18 months, which IMHO has made it very smooth.  Others have complained about the oak treatment, but it did not bother me at all.  The French Judges gave it accolades as can be seen on the front label.  I would give this one 5 stars again, and perhaps a 90 point rating is due…  I just wish I could buy it locally instead of waiting for a relative to hump back a bottle or two from Lebanon.