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Hearty red just in time for the holidays: Chateau Musar

Finally back in the GD cellar after a lengthy delay due to a combo of Brexit and the status of international shipping, the legendary Lebanese estate of Chateau Musar simply needs to be part of your holiday plans. With red blends produced from the likes of Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, these are superb partners to any braai or roast.

Finally back in the GD cellar after a lengthy delay due to a combo of Brexit and the status of international shipping, the legendary Lebanese estate of Chateau Musar simply needs to be part of your holiday plans. With red blends produced from the likes of Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, these are superb partners to any braai or roast.

“I remember meeting late proprietor Serge Hochar at an event in New York City many years ago. His passion and enthusiasm were immediately evident. The same can be said for his pioneering vision to make fine red wines in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, an area frequently caught in the crossfires of military disputes.”
Antonio Galloni | Vinous | September 2020

Chateau Musar reds

Red 2013 R 695
“…bold, punchy and intensely perfumed. Rose petal, ripe red fruit, sage, mint, cinnamon and sweet tobacco give the 2013 a very strong aromatic presence that continues to build. Medium in body, with lovely red fruit character, the 2013 Musar could use a few years in bottle to fully come together.”
93 points | Antonio Galloni for Vinous | September 2020

Hochar Père et Fils 2017 R 395
“…powerful and dense in the glass. Ripe flavors and incisive tannins give the 2017 much of its brooding personality…With time ripe black cherry, spice, leather and licorice flavors emerge nicely.”
90 points | Antonio Galloni for Vinous | September 2020

What to eat with Musar reds

Both the Red and Hochar Père et Fils are bottled unfined and unfiltered, so before serving these they should be left standing upright so that any sediment sinks to the bottom. You can decant or simply be conscious of the sediment at the bottom of the bottom when pouring. We do recommend decanting and giving the wine at least an hour to open up before serving.

For the Hochar Père et Fils red, enjoy this wine with a variety of roasts and a good braai. The lighter style of the Hochar makes it a good red wine to have with stews and even seared tuna. If you love your cheese, try the wine with some mature cheeses or even your Christmas cake or mince pies (in Lebanon they have a traditional cookie called a Ma’amoul which is filled with nuts and fruits). For the non-meat eaters, think falafel and chickpeas – so, hummus, stews, salads.

The Red is a fuller-bodied wine so when it comes to the roasts and grills, go for lamb or game meat. The key with the meats is slow cooking with the fatty juices adding richness. Don’t forget the roasted vegetables like potatoes, pumpkin and red onion all prepared with Mediterranean spices. What’s a braai without some mielies covered in butter and salt and whacked on the grill!

Holiday mixed cases

CASE 1: Danie Jnr. everyday red & white R 1,230 | click HERE to view and order

CASE 2: Colmant Cap Classique selection R 1,588 | click HERE to view and order

CASE 3: Stellenbosch vs Hemel-en-Aarde R 1,220 | click HERE to view and order

CASE 4: International mix R 1,630 | click HERE to view and order

CASE 5: France, Italy & Spain mix R 1,860 | click HERE to view and order

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa, we would like to inform you that there may be some delays in our delivery process as our team takes all necessary precautions. We kindly ask for your patience in this regard. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your continued support.