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Established by Gaston Hochar in 1930. Chateau Musar is without doubt Lebanon`s top wine estate and their flagship red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault from vineyards in the Bekaa Valley. The 1970 is full-bodied, fragrant, rich and supple, tasting like a slightly more exotic version of great Pomerol.

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1970
    When to DrinkNow - 2030
    ProducerChateau Musar
    RegionBekaa Valley
    GrapesCabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault, Merlot
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Musar. A wine that has survived war, commercial wilderness and even comments that it has a ‘weird, briney note to some vintages’. Why? Because it is one of the most interesting, unique and complex wines in the world. Its grapes are grown in the Bekaa valley, the ‘bread basket’ of ancient Rome, and transported over the high coastal range to Serge Hochar, son of the founder Gaston.

    Chateau Musar was the first in Lebanon to implement organically certified viticulture. The grapes used to make the first wine of Chateau Musar, the Chateau Musar Red are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan from mature vines which yield approximately 30 to 35 hectolitres per hectare. All grapes are harvested by hand by local Bedouins in the morning as it is cooler and preserves the freshness of the grapes. They are then driven for 2 1/2 hours over the mountains to the winery at Ghazir. The wines are usually made available for drinking seven years after the harvest.

    Tasting Note: Dark shaded ruby; this is just the sort of colour I would expect from a 1970 red Bordeaux. Light, very Cabernet nose. If I were given this blind I would be extremely tempted to head straight for Bordeaux, though it would have to be a comely château such as Palmer perhaps, and a fairly ripe vintage. Perhaps 1961?! But then there is probably more sweetness and a bit more exoticism than one would find in a Bordeaux of this evident age... Mouth-filling and again that note of violets, candied this time. A little dusting of tannins on the end. Lovely wine – (Jancis Robinson, March 2018)

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    Chateau Musar (1970) (Only 1 available)

    Chateau Musar (1970) (Only 1 available)

    Established by Gaston Hochar in 1930. Chateau Musar is without doubt Lebanon`s top wine estate and their flagship red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault from vineyards in the Bekaa Valley. The 1970 is full-bodied, fragrant, rich and supple, tasting like a slightly more exotic version of great Pomerol.

    Level - Into Neck

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