In the 10th century, during the reign of King Gagik I of the Bagratuni Dynasty, a luxurious residence was built on Akhtamar Island. The name of the island derives from the legend of Princess Tamar and her love for a handsome young man who drowned in Lake Van with the words "Ah, Tamar". Mount Ararat, featured on the label, is the most cherished symbol of Armenian culture. The mountain slopes are home to the oldest vineyards in the world. Tasting notes:Colour: Light amber. Nose: Notes of fruit, wood, hints of vanilla, cinnamon. Taste: Strong, notes of caramel, dried plums, pears. Finish: Long lasting, slightly bitter.