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6 Lip-Smacking Wines To Try From Jordan

21/07/2020

Enhance your taste buds with these Amazing Jordanian Wines From Jordan Vineyards & Winery

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Jordan, bordered by Saudi to the east, Syria to the north and Israel to the west, is treasured with innumerable attractions. Apart from its worldwide famous Petra, Wadi Rum, the Jordan River, Mount Nebo, Madaba - Jordan is also famous for its wines that are made from the Vitis vinifera varieties.

Here we bring you 6 Lip-Smacking Wines To Try From Jordan, produced by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards

The journey of Jordan Vineyards & Winery began in 1953 when Muthieb M. Haddad, truly a wine visionary – far ahead of his time brought the art and science of winemaking to his homeland, Jordan. Three generations later, the journey he started, still continues.

1. 2019 JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

Produced by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards, Jordan - 2019 JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is made of the best of grapes and released as an unoaked young vintage. Each bottle carries a single variety’s characteristics and aromas with a crisp taste and medium finish.

2019 JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

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Silver Medal Winner Wine: 2019 JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-bodied wine with an elegant violet color. Releasing lovely strawberry, raspberry, and intriguing black currant aromas with delicate spiciness on the palate, it is well structured and well balanced with characterized fruit finish and rich depth.

At 15°C, 2019 JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon tastes ideal with red meat, pasta with tomato-based sauces, and lamb.

The 2019 JR Classic Cabernet Sauvignon won a Silver medal at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup held at Les Salons Hoche, Paris on 29th June 2020.

2. 2018 JR Reserve Viognier

2018 JR Reserve Viognier is produced by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards. This selection of premium wine has been matured in French Barrique to enhance the natural aromas and characteristics of every single variety. The finish is medium to deep with suppleness on the palate.

2018 JR Reserve Viognier

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Silver Medal Winner Wine: 2018 JR Reserve Viognier

JR Reserve Viognier is a full-bodied wine with a bright golden color. Releasing an elegant and refreshing bouquet of succulent fruit and delicate floras with sweet citrus aromas. Matured for over six months in French Barriques.

At 10° C, JR Reserve Viognier pairs excellently with spicy and traditional Middle Eastern dishes.

2018 JR Reserve Viognier won a Silver medal at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup held at Les Salons Hoche, Paris on 29th June 2020.

3. 2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Produced by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards, 2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, is a premium wine that has been matured in French Barrique to enhance the natural aromas and characteristics of every single variety. The finish is medium to deep with suppleness on the palate.


2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Silver Medal Winner Wine: 2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine that is matured for 12 months in French Barrique, refined in our ideal cellars for at least one year. Richly ripe and subtle for consumption upon release and yet age-worthy in proper cellaring. Explore the endlessly intriguing aroma of black currant with berry notes as well as vanilla and chocolate on the palate. This Cabernet is rich yet subtle with a long finish.

At 16°C, 2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with all meats, pasta, steak, and roasted meat.

2017 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a Silver medal at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup held at Les Salons Hoche, Paris on 29th June 2020.

4. JR Classic Shiraz

Produced by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards, Jordan - 2019 JR Classic Shiraz is made of the best of grapes and released as an unoaked young vintage. Each bottle carries a single variety’s characteristics and aromas with crisp taste and medium finish.

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Bronze Medal Winner Wine: JR Classic Shiraz

2019 JR Classic Shiraz is a medium bodied wine with a deep ruby color. Releasing an intriguing aroma of violets, herbs and spice, red berry, ground pepper and currant flavors. On the palate it is well balanced with a long sweet finish.

To be served at 16˚C, 2019 JR Classic Shiraz goes well with chicken wings, barbecued meat and burgers.

The 2019 JR Classic Shiraz won a Bronze medal at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup held at Les Salons Hoche, Paris on 29th June 2020.

5. 2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay

2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay, produced by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards is a selection of premium wine that has been matured in French Barrique to enhance the natural aromas and characteristics of each single variety. The finish is medium to deep with suppleness on the palate.


2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay

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Bronze Medal Winner Wine: 2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay

Well balanced, full bodied and smooth creamy wine, 2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay comes with a bright golden appeal. Ripe apples on the nose, smooth – tropical fruit hints with vanilla overtones and stone fruit aromas. Crispy texture with slight vanilla overtone due to 3-6 months ageing in French Oak Barrique and hulb-stuck barrels that enhances the aromas and amplifies structure.

Served atAt 10°C, 2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay pairs excellently with chicken, buttery dishes as well as with roasted turkey, salmon, halibut and creamy cheeses.

The 2018 JR Reserve Chardonnay won a Bronze medal at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup held at Les Salons Hoche, Paris on 29th June 2020.

6. 2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Produced in Jordan by Eagle distilleries and haddad estate and vineyards, 2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a Limited Edition of the finest wines of Jordan. Produced and aged in Jordan’s oldest and largest wine cellar under constant temperature and humidity control in one of the most challenging environments. The team of Eagle Distilleries believe that this wine has achieved its zenith and they are proud to share it with you.

2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bronze Medal Winner Wine: 2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

From the 2011 harvest; a selection of carefully hand picked grapes from the oldest vines in Jordan’s Northern Highlands and Mafraq Plateau vineyards is used for 2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 35 months in a variety of individually unique French Oak Barriques to enhance its development of which only 5052 bottles have been produced.

2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a full bodied wine with ruby red color. The blast of black fruits and dark chocolates aromas complements the flavors of blackberries, blackcurrant and black pepper. The long ageing in barrique has rounded the tannins of the majestic cabernet, enhancing hints of vanilla and oak with a wonderful smooth finish.

Served at 16˚C, 2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon goes well with short ribs, brisket, steaks or strong cheeses. Decant well before serving.

2011 JR Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a Bronze medal at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup held at Les Salons Hoche, Paris on 29th June 2020.

Hosted by Beverage Trade Network, The Paris Wine Cup aims to recognize and promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. A competition that judges the wines on the basis of Quality, Value, and Packaging.

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