Chateau Musar

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Region:
Bekaa Valley
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignan
Grape Variety:
Carignan/Mazuelo
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14%
Vintage:
2002
Vintage:
2013
Other:
Organic, Low Sulphur, Vegan

Musar is one of the legends of the wine world, and unknown outside Lebanon until ‘discovered’ in the 1970s. Founded by Gaston Hochar in 1930 and brought to prominence by his son Serge, the wine was made for many years in the middle of a war zone. The wine can last for decades, but the indomitable Serge passed away at the end of 2014.

Wild, funky, spicy and succulent. Bright and intense despite more than a decade of age, the Cabernet Sauvignon gives structure but does not dominate. Earthy, blueberry notes come from Carignan and Cinsault. The 2002 vintage is sumptuous. Drink now to 2035. This suits rich, steeped food. Think cassoulet, duck confit, or a spicier lamb tagine. Definitely decant, probably two hours in advance.

The newly released 2013 of Lebanon's most famous wine is another masterpiece from the Hochar family. An equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan (the classic Musar blend), it stands out this year in a more Rhône-like style with the soft, fleshy character of Cinsault taking the lead role. It is flamboyant and exuberant with a lovely balance of fine tannin and acidity which lifts the wine’s ripe, exotic flavour.

Region:
Bekaa Valley
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignan
Grape Variety:
Carignan/Mazuelo
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14%
Vintage:
2002
Vintage:
2013
Other:
Organic, Low Sulphur, Vegan

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