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NEW MIXED CASES FOR THE JUBILEE LONG WEEKEND: ALL INCLUDE FREE DELIVERY (Mainland UK)
NEW MIXED CASES FOR THE JUBILEE LONG WEEKEND: ALL INCLUDE FREE DELIVERY (Mainland UK)

Château Musar 2015

Original price £35.65 - Original price £35.65
Original price
£35.65
£35.65 - £35.65
Current price £35.65

Deep ruby colour and an aroma of fresh hedgerow berries - bramble, blackcurrant and cherry, also more complexity coming through later with leather and delicate, peppery-spice notes. The flavours are similar, with some soft vanilla, warming spice and a cocoa note. Fresh acidity and supple tannins make the wine a perfect accompaniment to richer, fattier meats like duck or a ribeye steak.

"It’s a beauty of course, a blend as of yore of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. It was fiendishly tricky vintage with a frost in April and a heat wave in September, threatening local disaster. Indeed some 65% of Cab. Sauv. was lost. What little wine that was made though, is glorious" – Jonathan Ray, The Spectator, July 2021

Chateau Musar was founded in an 18th century castle in Ghazir by Gaston Hochar (pronounced Oh-Shar) in 1930 in the Bekaa Valley some 15 miles north of Beirut in the Lebanon. The vineyards are some 1000m up and Gaston spotted the suitability of the climate for the growing of classical varieties such as Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cinsault. The estate is now run by his sons Serge and Roland.

You have to admire what this family has achieved - especially prior to the ceasefire in 1990. Anyone who goes on making fine wine whilst bombs are falling around their estate surely deserves a medal.