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Chateau Musar 1981

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Chateau Musar 1981

Chateau Musar ages incredibly well and with this 1981 vintage you will see why. Extremely fresh for such an old wine you can’t go wrong. Leathery, deep and complex on the palate with hints of sweetness. An outstanding red wine from the country of Lebanon made by the Hochar Family. ... Read More

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  • Country: Lebanon
  • Region: Bekaa Valley
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Bottle Volume: 75cl
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
  • ABV: 14%
  • Wine Style: Full Bodied Red
  • Food Match: Lamb, beef & game

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Chateau Musar ages incredibly well and with this 1981 vintage you will see why. Extremely fresh for such an old wine you can’t go wrong. Leathery, deep and complex on the palate with hints of sweetness. An outstanding red wine from the country of Lebanon made by the Hochar Family. 

 

The Chateau Musar Historic Timeline-

1930

Gaston Hochar of Lebanon’s Chateau Musar plants his first vineyards, after returning from Bordeaux.

1941

Major Ronald Barton (of Château Langoa-Barton), stationed in Lebanon during World War II, befriends Gaston Hochar, strengthening links with Bordeaux and influencing the Musar style.

1959

Serge Hochar becomes Chateau Musar winemaker, while completing his winemaking studies at the University of Oenology in Bordeaux, under the tutorage of Jean Riberau and Emile Peynaud.

1962

Ronald Hochar (Gaston’s second son) takes over the financial and marketing aspects of the winery.

1977

Serge Hochar finalises the "formula" for Chateau Musar Reds.

1979

Michael Broadbent ‘discovers’ Chateau Musar at the Bristol Wine Fair, hailing the 1967 vintage as the “Find of the Fair”.  Chateau Musar opens its UK Company to develop its sales into the UK market and thereafter into Europe.

1984

Decanter magazine nominates Serge Hochar as their first ‘Man of the Year’, recognising his dedication to producing superb wines throughout Lebanon’s Civil War (1975-1990).

1994

Gaston Hochar, Serge's son joins the winery, to later become its managing director.

2003

Ralph Hochar, Ronald's son joins the UK office in charge of sales in the on-trade.

2006

Chateau Musar obtains its first official organic certification for some of its vineyards.

2010

Serge Hochar receives the "lifetime achievement award" from the German magazine Der FeinSchmeker.

Marc Hochar, Serge's second son, joins his brother Gaston to help run and expand the winery's activities.

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