Chateau Musar 1997 Red

Red | Lebanon
Regular price £37
1 in stock

The big feature of Lebanon's finest wine, Chateau Musar Red, is time. It is 'seven years in the making', and the winery is still selling vintages from the 1950s. The best vintages seem to go on and on. A blend of Cinsault, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon that varies depending on the character of the vintage, sometimes it can be more Rhône-like, sometimes closer to Bordeaux. Whichever, it always retains something distinctively Lebanese, and uniquely Musar.

Deep ruby with a bricky rim. Decanted. Beautifully scented with the Cinsault (an orange character) and not dominated by the Cab. Silky, elegant and long. Perfumed but not floral. Silky, fresh and perfectly clean. Transparent. Fine, dry texture but so elegant. Utterly delicious and juicy and totally de nos jours.

17.5 points

Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, 02/11/2017

Vineyards near the villages of Aana and Kefraya. Some vines date back to the 1930s, average vine age 40 years. 'Seven years in the making' with ageing periods in French oak barrels, cement vats and bottle. Unfined, unfiltered.

Wine Chateau Musar Red
Producer Chateau Musar
Vintage 1997
Style Red
Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
Country Lebanon
Region Bekaa Valley
Appellation N/A
Organic Yes
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 14%
Size 75cl

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