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Chateau Musar Red Blend 1983

External Review by Astor Wines & Spirits:

A wine with a dramatic history. this vintage was harvested one week later than normal time because Hochar was visiting the states to flee the war. In the end he was smuggled into the country on the 28th of September the day Syria invaded. They just finished harvest and couldn’t leave for 3 weeks. The 1983 is a deeper garnet, displaying confident secondary notes of ground coffee, and soy-soaked blackberries. Hochar, believes this vintage is just now ready to drink. Penetrating flavors of dried cherries, which maintain a sweet summertime quality, despite the wine’s age. The complex finish of minerals and a hint of mint goes on and on. Not Bordeaux, not Rhone, this is Lebanon and it is indeed unique

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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
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External Reviews for Chateau Musar Red Blend

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/21/2011

A wine with a dramatic history. this vintage was harvested one week later than normal time because Hochar was visiting the states to flee the war. In the end he was smuggled into the country on the 28th of September the day Syria invaded. They just finished harvest and couldn’t leave for 3 weeks. The 1983 is a deeper garnet, displaying confident secondary notes of ground coffee, and soy-soaked blackberries. Hochar, believes this vintage is just now ready to drink. Penetrating flavors of dried cherries, which maintain a sweet summertime quality, despite the wine’s age. The complex finish of minerals and a hint of mint goes on and on. Not Bordeaux, not Rhone, this is Lebanon and it is indeed unique



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