2001 13.5% Winter chill quickly gave way to warmer weather with little rain, and aridity reduced yields by 15%. July and August were far hotter than usual and picking began very early on September 3rd. Tannin and acidity levels were low; thick-skinned Cabernet grapes fared best in the heat and dominate the blend. The latest vintage of Lebanons greatest wine does not disappoint: rich, plummy, spicy and complex, with amazing length. Very serious unique. Andrew Neather, Evening Standard, 17th December 2008.