Chateau Musar Red 2011

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Tasting Note:

“Fairly deep ruby. A denser, more concentrated, linear nose than the 2010 served alongside. A certain dustiness of aroma. This seems more obviously Cabernet than most Musar reds. Still quite youthful. Falls away a little on the end. Well judged but less distinctive and less obviously Lebanese than some vintages. Decent balance. Certainly not over the top.” - Jancis Robinson, Purple Pages

 
FactSheet
FactSheet:

Composition:
33% Cinsault, 33% Carignan, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink Date:
2020 - 2034
Alcohol:
14%

French Oak for 12 Months

Body:
Full

Which glass?
Zalto Bordeaux

Decant it?
yes

 
Vineyards & vinification
Vineyards & vinification:

Mature and low-yielding bush vines with an average age of 40 years, growing in gravelly soils over limestone. Fermentation in concrete vats before racking into French oak.

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Chateau Musar Red 2011

Red Blend, Château Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 750ml

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About the Producer

The wines of Château Musar are unique expressions from a country with an ancient wine-making culture, as vines have been cultivated from Lebanon’s high altitude Bekaa Valley for over 6,000 years.

From around 4,500 BC, the sea-faring Phoenicians (ancestors of the modern Lebanese) distributed their wines and vines throughout the Mediterranean, travelling as far as Cadiz (and possibly beyond) in their robust cedar boats. Their resilience in the face of repeated invasion gave rise to the legend of ‘The Phoenix’. They also invented the alphabet to help keep records of their various transactions.

The ancient city of Baalbek in the northern Bekaa Valley, takes its name from the Phoenician fertility god, Baal. The Roman god Bacchus was in turn worshipped here and the temples built in his honour remain among the most perfectly preserved in the world.

The region’s wines are mentioned many times in the bible, with the first recorded evidence of wine transactions coming from Byblos (‘book’ in Greek, hence ‘Bible’) an historic fishing port north of Beirut. French in origin, the Hochar (pronounced Hoshar) family arrived in Lebanon in the 12th century, ‘Preux Chevaliers’ and have remained there ever since.

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