Chateau Musar

961 1-201828, 328111 Baroudy str, Sopenco bldg
Beirut, 281
Lebanon View map

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.

– Description from Mimi Kim

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • The 1999 Chateau Musar is regarded as world-class!!! An exceptional vintage.IT IS VERY CONCENTRATED....sweet black fruit....good level of acidity.......a wine with a difference indeed.....everyone should try it at least once!!!I welcome difference in wines...so so exciting....Hoping to get hold of a few bottles as I am told it will get better an... Read More

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  • It takes a special palate to appreciate Chateau Musar.......Have you tried  any?I would not be running to have it everyday...but it is very interesting..... Read More

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  • OMG!!!   I just was ready to pop into bed after having....having...no ... wine...SORRY....no no not a Chateau Musar as I mourn the loss of its great winemaker....guess what guys and gals......I HAD A SHOT OF RUM!!!!! That rum is from the Caribbean!! Captain Bligh XO Special Reserve...smooth and velvety indeed.......a WORLD AWARD WINNING RUM fro... Read More

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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 TO EVERYONE FROM ME, amour!It is clearly a great pleasure to re-join you all,  after a long and very busy impasse (and thank the high heavens above, a healthy impasse!)Lovely to see the wine veterans here in action and equally lovely to meet the new wine lovers on the block!Here am I, amour, in the photo, at my home, having s... Read More

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  • Chateau Muscar 2007

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    Didn't care for. A bit too much of a strange musky flavor Read More

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  • Guess we could talk about Chateau Musar--where did all the cedars of Lebanon go?D asked that question in response to my comment that European vines were mostly planted a long time ago and so the clearcutting of forests and other threats have been amortized.  I was busy (and still am) at the time, but a second mention of Musar today drove me to c... Read More

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  • "Think again: Almost all the European wines are grown on land that has ... Guess we could talk about Chateau Musar--where did all the cedars of Lebanon go? Assuming the Phoenicians and successors through the Romans thought they were too useful for both shipbuilding and trading with the Egyptians and others to allow them to survive. Wonder how ... Read More

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  • And through the entire process, OT, which may or may not be exactly the same as ... Wonder how the winemakers at Chateau Musar view the subject.Now we're retreading material from a thread of two years ago: A purposely 'bretted' wine?Unlike Zuf I don't think it's necessarily great to just regurgitate the same stuff over and over again, when it's... Read More

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  • chateau musar is one of most deluxe wine in lebanon and in the world moreover this chateau has a high quality and characteristics specially chateau musar 1974,2000,2001 musar lover charles zgheib

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