Is Chateau Musar a 'natural wine'? It ticks all the boxes - organic farming, hand-harvests, ambient yeasts, minimal sulphur... If so, it was 'natural' long before the term was invented. Musar's Serge Hochar said, 'I once produced a wine that was technically perfect, but it lacked the charms of imperfection.' Striking that balance is the art of producing a great natural wine. Chateau Musar are the masters.
If Musar usually sits between Bordeaux and Rhône in style, the 2011 is towards the Bordeaux side, with the Cabernet Sauvignon showing through. It's young at the moment, and capable of getting better and better over at least 15 more years.
Chateau Musar Red
2011, a Bordeaux-like vintage with Cabernet Sauvignon prominent.
Roughly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault.
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.
To most UK postcodes (mainland England, Wales and southern Scotland) we offer:
FREE delivery when you order any 12+ bottles (or spend £200+)
A flat delivery rate of £10 on smaller orders
Delivery in 1-3 working days via a specialist wine courier
Delivery charges to other areas of the UK are calculated at checkout. For international delivery, contact us and we can provide a quote.
If you change your mind - no problem. We accept returns up to 28 days from delivery.
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