Chateau Musar Red Blend 1997

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Cinsault from the garrigues of Kefraya in the Bekaa Valley: crisp, fragrant; attractive, some elegance. Carignan from Ana, a little further north: more flesh, nice fruit, very tannic. Cabernet Sauvignon was an incredibly deep color; green, stalky nose; austere, astringent. It would be another year before blending. Most recently, seemed fully developed, good flavor, lovely aftertaste.

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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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Snooth User: amour
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4.00 5
01/30/2013

CHATEAU MUSAR 1997 (LEBANON) Already over 10 years in the bottle! So, .....of age. With capacity !! The Musar nose is in tact....the definite streaks of MUSAR acid volatility are evident, and this is QUITE EXPECTED AND TYPICAL OF MUSAR. But not for long, and surely counteracted by the divinely exotic spices and leather notes. TRUE AND PERFECT HARMONY AND INTEGRATION. Deep flavour. Well rounded. Lebanese strength..... no coarseness , nor rustic overtones. Baked cherry instead. Rich and most interesting. A classic ! Sheer pleasure and delight ! CHEERS !


Snooth User: Ruski
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4.50 5
03/20/2010

Took one (of two) Musar 1997 from the cellar tonight. What an experience, still robust, powerful, even spicy, but now almost gentle in its long, long after taste. Well rounded, balanced. Probably close to perfect timing to enjoy now (March 2010).

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    Source: kybecca
    11/18/2008

    A Lebanese wine with age, depth, and elegance.



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    Cinsault from the garrigues of Kefraya in the Bekaa Valley: crisp, fragrant; attractive, some elegance. Carignan from Ana, a little further north: more flesh, nice fruit, very tannic. Cabernet Sauvignon was an incredibly deep color; green, stalky nose; austere, astringent. It would be another year before blending. Most recently, seemed fully developed, good flavor, lovely aftertaste.

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