Chateau Musar 2013 is the latest release of this amazing Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault & Carignan blend from the Bekka Valley in Lebanon. It has a wonderfully warm and exotic nose which is laden with dry, herby red fruit, blueberry and raspberry at first which gives way to a quite bewildering array of flavours from liquorice, clove to cinnamon. It is an exotic and approachable vintage which is dominated by the Cinsault.
Chateau Musar is more than a wine. It is the story of one man’s vision and struggle to succeed through the unlikeliest of odds. The wines are now iconic, enjoy cult status and are as unique as they are brilliant. Serge Hochar famously produced his wines through the civil war (1975-1990) and was perhaps one of the Godfathers of ‘Natural Wine’. Heavily influenced by Bordeaux the wines come from calcareous, gravel and stone soils in Lebanon’s Bekka Valley. The vineyards benefit from cool nights and seasonal temperatures which result in long growing seasons. It is a unique terroir that producers a unique range of wines.