We are very happy to introduce some key vintages from the legendary Chateau Musar - once tasted never forgotten!
Established in 1930 by Gaston Hochar while Lebanon was still under French oversight the vines were established and grew and survived even through the Civil War through the 1970s and 1980s. These wines are unique, grown in a land with strong links to wine production for the past 6000 years. The Bekaa Valley is at a high altitude giving cooler climate than you might at first think - cool nights and seasonal variations resulting in long ripening periods allowing grapes to grow and develop to their full potential and flavour.
The vines have always been Organic and the reds are composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan and the wines vary in composition of these from vintage to vintage depending on a varietal's particular strength that year. With around 12 months in park before bottling and a further 3 or 4 years in bottle the reds are usually released in their 7th year.
Currently we have the 2003, 2001, 2000 and 1999 in the shop.
We also have brought in the Musar Jeune 2014. The Jeune is a different beast, for drinking young (although the grapes are still from older vines). It shows juicy sweet summer fruits, raspberries, black cherries and has hints of elderberry and hibiscus which is balanced by softer tannins an fresh underlying acidity and incense like spice.