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The 1977 is a wine for Musar purists. With such extensive bottle age, the colour of this Lebanese legend has softened to light mahogany and the flavours are almost indescribable; leather, savoury and earthy. The texture is fine, silky and delicate. This is extraordinary – (The Wine Society, December 2019)

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1977
    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.

    This year marks the point at which Serge Hochar decided upon the future Musar blend of approximately equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan, though this vintage does incorporate a slightly higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, giving a more Bordelais character to the wine. It was bottled in the third year after the vintage, then given four years bottle age in the Chateau Musar cellars at Ghazir.
    Tasting Notes:- The colour is beautiful and now reflecting the wine’s maturity. An impressive bouquet shows a whole spectrum of nature’s aromas – jasmine, roses, peony and rich black fruits. This wine envelops the palate like fine silk; it is elegant, where the fruit has a surprising freshness from the acidity and earthy notes of forest floor. It is full, yet subtle. The complex, large structured body extends all the way through to the long finish.

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    Chateau Musar (1977) (Only 1 available)

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    The 1977 is a wine for Musar purists. With such extensive bottle age, the colour of this Lebanese legend has softened to light mahogany and the flavours are almost indescribable; leather, savoury and earthy. The texture is fine, silky and delicate. This is extraordinary – (The Wine Society, December 2019)

    Level - Mid Shoulder

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