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Château Ksara Clos St. Alphonse 1959 / Names after Saint Alphonse, who is celebrated on 30 October. This cuveé is still made by Ksara from what Elie Maamari called “non-noble” grapes: Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.
No Syrah in this blend. Deeper colour than before, and not yet completely brown/tawny. Gamey, fecal, mousey. Not quite as hollow as the 1952, with a bit more middle, and still retaining plenty of ripe tannins and acidity. A hint of Brett. But it all vanishes very quickly on the finish, with nothing to support the acidity and tannin. A second magnum was apparently better.
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