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116 Ratings
Chateau Musar Rouge Bekaa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 1997 Vintage) Exotic, smoky nose; redcurrant, cinnamon and spice flavours and fresh acidity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) In youth, Chateau Musar Reds are dense and richly-textured, with intense ‘baked fruit’ characters: plums, damsons, cranberries, cherries, figs and dates. Bordeaux grape Cabernet Sauvignon lends black fruit flavours; Rhône grapes Cinsault and Carignan contribute fragrance (violets; pepper) and supple spiciness. Either set of qualities might dominate a particular vintage, but the style is always emphatically Lebanese: enticingly aromatic, with persistent fruit flavours. Over decades the wines acquire tawny hues and mellow notes. We still offer wines from the 1950s: mesmerising artefacts of vintage.

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    floral, sweaty horse leather, slightly sweet but not sugary. lively complexity and balance

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 1/5 - As reviewed by Decanter.