Chateau Musar, founded in the Bekaa Valley in 1930, is easily Lebanon's most famous wine producer. Gaston Hochar set up the vineyard after traveling through Bordeaux.
A great wine with a unique history behind. With wine knowledge traced to Bordeaux, Serge Hochar(Son) finalised the red wine formula in 1977, during the Lebanese Civil War, in which during the 15 years of conflict, Chateau Musar was the only winery that was operational. Hochar was recognised by Decanter Magazine as the first 'Man of the Year'
2000 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan
The colour is a deep dark red, perhaps darker than any usual Chateau Musar.On the nose a mix of tobacco, black tea, black olives and rustic as you can get.The palate is excellent, with a refreshing menthol character, truffle scent, pomegranate, figs with a spicy touch.
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As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''