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.
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.