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Chateau Musar Red 2013

Chateau Musar Red 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan. Chateau Musar is the name of a Lebanese winery in Ghazir, Lebanon. Musar grapes grow in the Bekaa Valley, a fertile sunny valley at an altitude of 1,000 meters, situated 25 miles east of Beirut cradled between two mountain ranges running parallel to Lebanon's Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated there for at least 6,000 years. Gaston Hochar founded Chateau Musar in 1930 inspired by Lebanon's 6,000-year winemaking tradition and his travels in Bordeaux. Musar abounds in contradictions: an ancient vineyard planted with both modern and prehistoric varieties; a natural wine from the Middle East produced for decades by Serge Hochar, a winemaker trained by the great Professor Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux; a wine that has a tremendous following and commercial success, yet the Hochars keep fully half their wine back for themselves (and, occasionally, library releases); and a wine that in the glass is nearly impossible to pin down. Depending on the vintage character and age the red can show the earthy, tarry, brightly acidic character of a great Piedmont wine, or a smoky, gamy Cote-Rotie, or the red cherries of Burgundy. For 2013, it is all about one word - elegance. This wine is wonderfully balanced between sweet, savory, and spice with silky tannins. This is a gorgeous wine that has hit the perfect level of maturity from one of the great producers of our time.

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SKU: 1106673201300750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Proprietary Blend Red
Vinous
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The 2013 Chateau Musar is bold, punchy and intensely perfumed. Rose petal, ripe red fruit, sage, mint, cinnamon and sweet tobacco give the 2013 a very strong aromatic presence that continues to build. Medium in body, with lovely red fruit character, the 2013 Musar could use a few years in bottle to fully come together. I expect it will always have a strong pungent signature." - Antonio Galloni
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