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Half Bottle: Chateau Musar 2014

Original price £18.80 - Original price £18.80
Original price
£18.80
£18.80 - £18.80
Current price £18.80
Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan. A very Bordeaux feeling vintage - black cherries, figs, damsons-even chocolate and olives. Superbly balanced. For drinking now or cellaring.

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.

Miniscule yields of 30 to 35hl/ha produced a wine with a deep dark red colour, perhaps darker than usual at Chateau Musar.

The nose is a complex intriguing mixture of figs, prunes, leather, dark tea, tobacco, black olives with spices and a certain earthiness.

On the palate, you will find ripe black cherries, figs, damsons-even chocolate and olives. There is good acidity with nice smooth tannins resulting in a wine which full-bodied, rich and velvety with very long length.

Perhaps more Bordeaux like in character than in previous vintages.