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The year will be remembered as the start of the Lebanese Civil War which would last fifteen years. During this time, the domestic market naturally contracted – the Paris of the Middle East to where film stars vacated would become a thing of the past; tourism ceased so export markets in Europe became the new focus.

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1975
    When to DrinkNow - 2030
    ProducerChateau Musar
    RegionBekaa Valley
    GrapesCinsault, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon
    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.

    The 1975 had a strong sensation of violets on the nose, a lighter colour and elegance with an almost undefinable character that was noted as ‘wild’ as in the sense of ‘wild card’. A full-bodied strong finishing red like a Pomerol. The wine had a smooth texture, plummy, spicy flavours and a beautifully complex aroma – (The Wine Spectator)

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    The year will be remembered as the start of the Lebanese Civil War which would last fifteen years. During this time, the domestic market naturally contracted – the Paris of the Middle East to where film stars vacated would become a thing of the past; tourism ceased so export markets in Europe became the new focus.

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