I’ve attended a wine tasting session last week. It was held at La cave de Joël Robuchon – The Wine Library in Beirut Souks where they were incorporating “Bargylus Red Wine” to their collection. As I’ve mingled between the crowds, I was able to know more about that specific wine they’re introducing.
It’s produced by The Johnny R. Saadé family. The family first launched two ambitious projects in the Middle Eastern year 2003. One of the projects was “Bargylus” a revival of a Syrian vineyard that was planted by the ancient Greeks and the Romans. Bargylus taste is a balance between floral and spicy flavors with an amazing texture and mouth feel.
As for La Cave de Joël Robuchon, it’s part of a concept store based in Paris. The boutique is the creation of Joël Robuchon, one of the most esteemed chefs in France and includes a fine selection of wines pre-approved by Robuchon himself. So if you get to pass by Beirut Souks don’t miss the Wine Library, it’s just next to TSC Signature. When you’re there, give “Bargylus” a try and let us know your experience.
Chantal from “Le Blog de Chanty” also attended the event, check out what she had to say at >> La Cave de Joël Robuchon introduces Bargylus Red Wine 2009