Chateau Musar Red 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

light, spicy, syrah did not hold up well to NY Strip but was enjoyable. Would work better with pork tenderloin or Indian food.

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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

Member Reviews for Chateau Musar Red

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Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
3.50 5
12/02/2010

Nose: raspberry, cranberry, other sweet red fruits, liquorice root, spice, dried fruits/figs. Palate: Sweet raspberry and other red fruit at first, liquorice root, rosemary, some earthiness on end, complexing savouriness. Very smooth subtle tannin, medium bodied. Mod/mild acidity. Good palate length.


Snooth User: amunson
8382829
3.00 5
10/24/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Musar Red

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Supple and mature-tasting, with plenty of brickish notes to the dried berry, cherry and currant flavors. Black olive and tarragon notes emerge on the long, spicy finish. Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Ripe red fruit shines brightly amidst darker notes of damp foliage and leather that add complexity and depth to this fleshy red blend. Soft and fresh on the palate with a restrained acidity, it’s a rustic, yet elegant wine.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

This vintage for the first time has some spicy Syrah added to the regular mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. Great dark red berry fruit on the palate with approachable but present tannins.



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light, spicy, syrah did not hold up well to NY Strip but was enjoyable. Would work better with pork tenderloin or Indian food.

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