The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon is one of the most striking wine regions in the world. Here the majestic ruins of Baalbek are set against a background of the banners and kalashnikovs of the Hizbollah. Amongst them lie the vineyards mainly planted to traditional French grape varieties, but also including, for white wines, such local specialities as the Obaideh and Merweh. Serge Hochar, of Château Musar, is the man who, more than most, has put Lebanese wines on the international map. We are proud to offer a selection of his wines in a variety of styles. There is probably no winery in the world which has in its cellars a broader range of vintages and, given notice, we can always try to obtain bottles of historic wines of a particular date.
Chateau Musar’s youthful new rosé was made from the fruit of Bekaa Valley vineyards at around 1,000m above sea level.
A smooth and rounded rose with appetising aromas of raspberries, blackcurrants, red apple skins and hints of toasted almond.
A rich nose of red fruits, cherries, cooked plums, blackcurrants and blueberries with a hint of violets coming from the Syrah. These fruit characters follow through to the rich, warm palate which is also full of cinnamon, nutmeg and Christmas spices.
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“Savoury, almond nutty, waxy lemons. Dry and full bodied with marzipan and citrus, complex and intriguing.” - Carol Brown, September 2010 www.wineuncorkededucation.co.uk
Rich, spicy and aromatic, this robust red hails from a single Bekaa Valley vineyard planted with Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Grenache over 40 years ago. Five years in the making, with 9 months in French oak barrels, it’s full of smooth bramble fruit flavours, with hints of figs, dates and cedary spice.
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Rich, spicy and mellow, with intense plum and fig flavours, Chateau Musar’s flagship red is one of the world’s most patiently-made wines. This blend of Cabernet, Carignan and Cinsault spent a year in French (Nevers) oak before lengthy bottle ageing in the deep stone cellars of the Hochar family’s 18 century castle north of Beirut.