A highly sought-after Lebanese wine with enormous ageing potential, Château Musar is the ultimate expression of the specific terroirs of the Bekka Valley (interactions of soil, vine, climate and weather).
A great wine that is entering its maturity phase.
Round and delicate on the palate, with a magnificent, long and spicy finish!
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Gaston Hochar 2014
Vallée de la Bekaa
Liban - Vallée de la Bekaa
Château Musar is located in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, at an altitude of between 1000 and 1200 metres. It was created by Gaston Hochar in 1930 -when he was only 20 years old- who was inspired by the 6,000 year old wine tradition of Lebanon and his travels in Bordeaux.
Serge Hochar, his son, graduated in oenology from the Bordeaux school and started producing wines in the late 1950s. His brother, Ronald, joined him in the early 1960s.
Château Musar was the first producer in Lebanon to be awarded the organic label in the country. Today, 85% of the production is sold for export.
A rare wine, Château Musar is characterised by its complexity and fullness and is the result of a slow maturation of 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels. It is blended in its third year and marketed only in its seventh year, during which time the wine will have gained in maturity and complexity.
34% Cinsault, 33% Carignan and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
The colour is a deep red. The nose presents itself with aromas of sweet cherry, plum and dried fruit as well as a subtle element of spice and a hint of tobacco. The wine is soft and round on the palate with lots of flavour and concentration of fruit, hints of caramel, mocha and ripe red fruit. The whole is supported by supple and velvety tannins. Round and delicate on the palate. Magnificent long and spicy finish.
Wine style :
Powerful and complex red wine.
Food and wine pairing:
Matured Simmental chop, grilled with carignan shoots and sautéed ceps. Duck breast with Espelette chilli, potatoes and sautéed carrots.
Ageing potential in your cellar :
75 cl - 14 % volume
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.
"Consumption of alcoholic beverages during pregnancy, even in small quantities, can have serious consequences on the health of the child.
|Vallée de la Bekaa
|Naming of wines :
|Vallée de la Bekaa
|Type of farming:
|Childcare potential of 8 years and over
|Style of wines :
|Powerful and complex red wine, Remarkable red wine
|The advice of guides :
|Parker, French Wine Review
|Cinsault, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon