Lebanon's Chateau Musar is not exactly rushed out like Beaujolais Nouveau. It takes seven years before it's first released, and anything up to 20 years old is considered 'current'. Which is good - because more than most producers Musar revel in variety, and every year is different. Sometimes it's closer to Bordeaux, sometimes to Rhône, but it's always exotically Lebanese. The 1998 is more towards the 'Rhône' side of things - a relatively light vintage at perfect maturity.
Chateau Musar Red
1998, a relatively light, elegant vintage for Musar, more Rhône than Bordeaux-like
Typically a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault, but the 1998 has more Cinsault than usual.
Lebanon > Bekaa Valley
Near the Bekaa Valley villages of Aana and Kefraya. Some vines date back to the 1930s, and the average vine age is 40 years.
Organic. Hand-harvested by local Bedouins.
'Seven years in the making' with ageing periods in French oak barrels, cement vats and bottle. Unfined, unfiltered.
Can be drunk on release, but best after ten years from vintage. Can live for at least 20 - Musar are still selling wine from the 1950s.
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