Chateau Musar Red Blend 2001

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Hochar's cult wine made from Cabernet and Cinsault needs little introduction. Warning to novices: this wine carries considerable sediment and has a volatile nose. That is the nature of the beast. The nose is aromatic, fragrant, warm and mellow and it prepares the palate for fruits of cherries, strawberries and redcurrants. The palate is indeed full of these softer summer red berry fruits and combined with soft tannins, the wine is very well balanced.

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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: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
11/01/2010

rustic, earthy characteristics combined with sour red cherries, cedar notes, wonderful delicate complexity. Quoted from the winemaker, "dimension is endless"


Snooth User: TST
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3.50 5
11/06/2010

Different, sweet on the nose, teak oil, sweet ripe banana?!? Mature tannins, nice rich taste. Aftertaste is not long lasting. Perfect with lamb.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/26/2010

Château Musar zählt zu den 100 besten Weingütern der Welt. Komplexes Bouquet, Himbeeren und getrocknete Datteln. Kirschen und Hagebutten im Finale. Ein noch jugendlicher Klassiker, der in seiner vollen Genussphase wohl noch zulegen wird.



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Hochar's cult wine made from Cabernet and Cinsault needs little introduction. Warning to novices: this wine carries considerable sediment and has a volatile nose. That is the nature of the beast. The nose is aromatic, fragrant, warm and mellow and it prepares the palate for fruits of cherries, strawberries and redcurrants. The palate is indeed full of these softer summer red berry fruits and combined with soft tannins, the wine is very well balanced.

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