2008 Estate Red, Ch. Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 6x75cl


Ch. Musar was established by Gaston Hochar in 1930. Despite being located 15 miles north of Beirut, they have produced wine every single year bar 1976 and 1984. Quite impressive considering it is frequently in the middle of a war zone!

 The vineyards benefit from an altitude of around 1000 metres. This superb wine is always a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault, all from the estates vineyards around 1000m above sea level.  Serge Hochar, who has been involved with the property since 1959, states that the Cabernet Sauvignon provides "the bones and the skeleton to the wine, the Carignan the flesh and muscle and the Cinsault the silky smooth finesse".

Musar wines are unique in that Hochar blends the varietals only after they have spent three years in barrels and then waits a further four years before releasing the end result. 

2003 Vintage review: Jancis Robinson - 17.5+++/20 - the keeper!

One third each of Cabernet, Cinsault and Carignan, aged for a year in French Nevers oak barrels.

Bright crimson. Heady and beguiling with a gamey note on the nose. Very sweet and young and well balanced on the palate. No hurry at all to drink this youthful ferment. Very tight, dry wine that is so much younger than any other vintage tasted. SO much more youthful than a bordeaux 2008!

Collections: Carignan, Cinsault

Type: Red

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