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Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

100% Cinsault Dusty, earthy, and a bit floral on the nose. This opens with a nice, bright hit of acid then turns a bit inky on the palate which is dry and decidedly tight showing off flashes of minerality and dusty light yet persistent tannins on the moderately long finish. 87pts

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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 Jeune Rouge

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/16/2014

100% Cinsault Dusty, earthy, and a bit floral on the nose. This opens with a nice, bright hit of acid then turns a bit inky on the palate which is dry and decidedly tight showing off flashes of minerality and dusty light yet persistent tannins on the moderately long finish. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 05/16/2014

A blend of Cabernet, Cinsault, and Syrah Very floral basenotes greet the nose which turns a bit funky before gaining black fruit aromas. On entry this is quite bright bringing lots of fresh if slightly inky black fruit to the palate and showing decent earth and herb driven complexity along with little stiff tannins on the moderastly long finish. 88pts


Member Reviews for Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 05/16/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2011 05/16/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: worldsmith
9332691,095
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/29/2013

I had never even heard of Lebanese wine when I tried this at Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, VA and boy, oh boy what a surprise! This wine manages to have the aggressive tannins of a big, bad red, yet with incredibly soft, gentle flavors like blueberry and violet. Paired perfectly with gnocchi, spring peas and morel mushrooms thanks to a body that could stand up to the earthiness and a taste that refrained from overpowering the delicate spring textures in the dish.


Snooth User: jreynar
3636228
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/28/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: Purplebarrel
31759333
3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 01/05/2010

Garnet/ ruby color, nose petroleum with nail polish hints, palate confirms the nose but with a nice texture that emerges at the end to make all stick together, wonder if this wine will age well.


External Reviews for Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge

External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/14/2011

The Musar Jeune (formally know as Cuvee Rouge) is the second wine of Château Musar This red has some spicy Syrah added to the regular mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault. Great dark cherry fruit on the palate with approachable but present tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

A sort of second wine for Chandacirc;teau Musar, this blend (formally known as Cuvandeacute;e Rouge) comes off the estateandrsquo;s younger vines. Based on cinsault with 20 percent each syrah and cabernet sauvignon, vinified in cement vats with ambient yeasts, the wine is bigger than the diminutive name suggests. Itandrsquo;s lush with cherry preserve flavors underlined by dark, earth notes. Scents of sumac and cranberry lift its complexity, while caramel and nut notes point to its maturity. Ready to pour with lamb kofta this winter.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

The Jeune Red from Chandacirc;teau Musarandrsquo;s second line (formerly labeled Musar Cuvandeacute;e Rouge) is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon that smells sweetly of ripe black cherries with rustic herbal and earthy notes. It opens softly with sweet blackberries and a hint of green bramble, but is chased by a mid-palate of fairly aggressive tannins and acidity. Fermented and aged in concrete vats, the Musar Jeune is completely unoaked and intended for early consumption, but would probably do nicely with some bottle aging as well.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Fresh cherry and berry flavors mark this medium-bodied red. Spice and red licorice fill the bright finish. Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 06/17/2013

Bestes Traubengut aus einzigartigen Spitzenlagen und minutiöser Mikrovinifikation.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 07/22/2009

The most meaningful wine to come out of Lebanon. Here's a full-bodied, unique Bordeaux blend that does wonders for a London Broil.



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