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Chateau Musar 1979

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little stinky on the nose and frankly a touch off-putting but this does show complexity with composty base notes and some herbal accents. In the mouth this tells a different story. It’s bright and finely textured with real elegance on the palate, quite a change from the nose. This still has lovely cherry, though it is a touch dry and short, but still drinking at near peak. 89pts

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Chateau Musar:
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a h... Read more
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a hobby soon became a passion; a passion inspired by an initial encounter with renowned viticulturist Ronald Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon during the Second World War. The family's love for wine grew and in 1959, after completing his oenology diploma in Bordeaux, the eldest son, Serge, entered the business. Some call him the magician, the man behind this extraordinary wine. His response is that he only seeks is to translate what nature intended. Serge's younger brother Ronald, named after the late Barton, took over Château Musar's marketing and finance departments in 1962. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Musar

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,149
4.00 5
05/16/2014

A little stinky on the nose and frankly a touch off-putting but this does show complexity with composty base notes and some herbal accents. In the mouth this tells a different story. It’s bright and finely textured with real elegance on the palate, quite a change from the nose. This still has lovely cherry, though it is a touch dry and short, but still drinking at near peak. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,149
4.50 5
05/16/2014

Four and a half glasses




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