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Chateau Musar 2001

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Chateau Musar 2001

The 2001 vintage is dark red in colour, with a nose which is a complex mixture of figs, prunes, leather, dark tea, tobacco, black olives with spices and a certain earthiness. On the palate, this fine lebanese wine exhibits ripe black cherries, figs, damsons-even chocolate and olives. The M... Read More

Quick Facts

  • Country: Lebanon
  • Region: Bekaa Valley
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Bottle Volume: 75cl
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
  • ABV: 13..5%
  • Wine Style: Rich Spicy Red
  • Taste: Full Bodied
  • Food Match: Lamb, beef & game

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The 2001 vintage is dark red in colour, with a nose which is a complex mixture of figs, prunes, leather, dark tea, tobacco, black olives with spices and a certain earthiness. On the palate, this fine lebanese wine exhibits ripe black cherries, figs, damsons-even chocolate and olives. The Musar 2001 has good acidity with nice smooth tannins resulting in a wine which full-bodied, rich and velvety with very long length.

The Chateau Musar 2001 vintage experienced a cold and rainy to start but changed quickly to warmer weather, with July and August being far hotter than usual. Picking began very early, on Spetember 3rd. Tannin and acidity levels werte low, thick skinned Cabernet grapes fared best in the heat.

\"The latest vintage of Lebanon's greatest wine does not disappoint: rich plummy, spicey and complex, with amazing length. Very serious, unique\" Andrew Nether, Evening Standard, 17th December 2008

Serve with roasts, casseroles, grills, and mature cheeses.

History of Chateau Musar

Gaston Hochar created Château Musar in 1930 in the cellars of the old 17th century 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, using the experience he had gained from time spent in the vineyards of France.  What began as a hobby became a passion; with Gaston being inspired by an encounter with renowned viticulturist Ronald Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon during the Second World War. In 1959, the eldest son, Serge, entered the business, and became the man behind this exceptional wine.

The vineyards of Château Musar are located at 1,000 meters in the Bekaa Valley where they are sheltered by the surrounding mountains running parallel to the Mediterranean coast. The 180 hectares produces a limited yield of about 35 hl/ha. The Bekaa Valley is almost frost and disease free, with long mild summers, rainy winters (500mm rainfall annually), and an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius perfect for growing these classic red wine vintages.

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