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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.
Serge Hochar said - One of the greatest years. I don’t recall why, exactly...I discovered the future of Chateau Musar and its formula. Clive Coates of the Wine Society said our 1970 was very good. But I think the ‘72 became better.

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1972
    When to DrinkNow - 2030
    ProducerChateau Musar
    RegionBekaa Valley
    GrapesCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cinsault, Carignan
    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.

    A legendary vintage, still with amazing depth. Fully mature, browning orange rim but obviously still tons of fruit. Massive unique nose. Smells of old wood and sweet fruit. Totally evolved and mature but not really showing signs of ageing. Age, yes, over-maturity not at all. Fascinating, barnyard, old gumboots. Apricot. Very big. Seems higher than the stated 13.5% alcohol. Very long, very intense, full flavour. Silky texture. Very alcoholic finish. Past it’s prime but still worthy of its reputation and stature – (Bartholomew Broadbent, October 2019)

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    Chateau Musar (1972) (Only 2 available)

    Chateau Musar (1972) (Only 2 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.
    Serge Hochar said - One of the greatest years. I don’t recall why, exactly...I discovered the future of Chateau Musar and its formula. Clive Coates of the Wine Society said our 1970 was very good. But I think the ‘72 became better.

    Level - High Shoulder

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