Chateau Musar

Chateau Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying oenology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became winemaker. The civil war that tore Lebanon apart from 1975 to 1990 did not defeat Chateau Musar; Serge refused to abandon the wine, and lost only the 1976 and 1984 vintages to the war. Owing to his inspiring determination and grand passion for his wines, Serge received the inaugural "Man of the Year Award" from Decanter magazine in 1984. Recognition from Michael Broadbent, at the 1979 Bristol Wine Fair, threw Musar into the international spotlight and helped create a cult-like following. Chateau Musar is one of the most written-about and discussed wines in the world today.

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Chateau Musar Rouge 2003
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2003 Chateau Musar seems very different than years such as 1981, but maybe that’s just because it is so young, or possibly because of the vintage or an increasing nod to modernity. Either way, this is a ripe, sexy Musar. It retains its elegant mid-palate as well as lovely fruit
Item Number: 32764

Chateau Musar 'Musar Jeune' Rouge 2016
Musar Jeune Red is an unoaked blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from youthful Bekaa Valley vines. Meant for current consumption – within a few years of the harvest – this deeply-coloured, vividly fruity style, first produced in 2007, may yet prove to be a ‘keeper’. Inky-dark,
Item Number: 32491
Case: $203.40

Chateau Musar Rouge 2010
"2010 was a year to remember in Lebanese wine-making history. Snow fell only once on January 17th, and rainfall stopped on the February 23rd. March was so hot that the vines began to blossom in early April and in May and June the vines were so vigorous and green following successful flowering, that

Chateau Musar 'Musar Jeune' Rouge 2015
"Chateau Musar first started producing the Musar Jeune range of wines in 2006 from the fruit of low-yielding Bekaa Valley vines at around 1,000 meters above sea level. Altitude keeps the average temperature at 25°C with hot sunny days, cool nights, and 300 days of sunshine a year, which ripens the

Chateau Musar 'Jeune' Rouge 2014
"The Musar Jeune Red 2014 is a blend of old vines Cinsault (45%), Syrah (45%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) from organically certified vineyards, harvested during the last week of August 2014. The wines fermented in concrete vats between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius, they were not fined or filtered and

Chateau Musar 'Jeune' Rouge 2013
"The Musar Jeune Red 2013 is a blend of old vines Cinsault (50%), Syrah (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) from our organically certified vineyards, all harvested in September 2013. The wines fermented in concrete vats at a temperature between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius, blending took place in March

Chateau Musar Rouge 2008
"The Chateau Musar ‘grand vin’ of this vintage is the traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan – approximately one third of each. The blending took place 3 years later in 2011 and the wines spent a year in French Nevers oak barrels. The Cinsault of 2008 seemed to benefit most

Chateau Musar Rouge 2007
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 92 "The 2007 Chateau Musar, the flagship estate red, is the typical, roughly equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault, aged for 12 months in French oak. Adding a much needed layer of concentration to the Hochar also reviewed this issue, this also provides more focus

Chateau Musar 'Jeune' Rouge 2012
"The vineyards of Chateau Musar are located in the Bekaa Valley and in Mount Barouk, around Kefraya and Aana, which is about a two-hour drive from the winery in Ghazir, just north of Beirut. The Bekaa Valley receives an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, and 1,000–2,000mm (39–78 inches) of

Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2011
"This is not the great, idiosyncratic, long-lived red of Chateau Musar. It’s a less expensive wine made to be drunk young. Even so, it’s really good, spicy and earthy, with a flavor that seems to combine dark fruits and soy. It’s made primarily of cinsault, with some syrah and cabernet sauvignon

Chateau Musar Blanc 2005
"A compelling wine with a nose and palate of orangeblossom, honey, wild flowers and tropical fruit notes of guava, banana and passion fruit. This well balanced wine offers lively acidity and a long finish of pears and honey.  Technical notes  Obaideh and Merwah are ancient Lebanese varieties said

Chateau Musar Rouge 2005
A fascinating cult wine, found on the wine lists of most top restaurants. Bordeaux style, mixing Cabernet & Cinsault, and matured for 3 yrs in French oak. A very distinctive wine with pronounced spiciness & cedar aromas. ~ Winery Notes

Chateau Musar 'Jeune' Rouge 2010
"Chateau Musar’s youthful ‘Jeune’ wines are made from the fruit of Bekaa Valley vines at around 1,000m above sea level. Altitude keeps the average temperature moderate at 25 degrees Celsius and with 300 days of sunshine a year, grapes are ripened to perfection. Un-oaked and made with a natural

Chateau Musar 'Jeune' Rouge 2009
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 " Gorgeous on the nose with a blast of fresh red fruit, violets and smoke, Musar’s Jeune is unabashed in its youth and verve compared to the more austere Gaston Hochar line. The palate boasts the same deeply concentrated fruit, but with a freshness and acidity that lingers to a

Chateau Musar 'Cuvee' Rouge 2007
" Fresh and juicy, with a dried cherry aroma and flavors of berry, mineral and hints of iodine. Finishes with pepper and green olive notes. Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon." ~ Winery notes

Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar Red 1998
Decanter Rating Four Stars"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan, Grenache and Mourvedre; the wine is aged 12-15 months in French oak and four years in bottle. Developed gamey aromas. Well structured with a fine acidity, medium body, and good length. Drink up to 2010. "

Chateau Musar Rouge 2000
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 "Serge Hochar's estate red has a sweet, earthy succulence in 2000 that's hard to resist, a combination of raspberry liqueur, mocha, black olives and very rich earth. It's all interwoven with chewy, firm tannins and stony minerality.  A fascinating cult wine, found on the wine