Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.011 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Decanted for around an hour, the recently released 2013 Grand Vin from Chateau Musar is an enormous wine at present in its youth. Gradually, it opened into a gorgeous, exotic and utterly unique product of this unlikely corner of the wine world. There’s plenty of Bordeaux-like character in the form of dark fruit and cigar box, but there are notes too of cranberry, liquorice, clove, mandarin and five spice. The mouthfeel, as a whole, has a quasi Brunello quality to it, with its bright cherry fruit and mouthwatering acidity. But woe is anyone to compare this wine to any other, for it is incomparable. One of Serge Hochar’s last vintages before his passing in 2014, and one that will doubtless have a long life.

Decanted for around an hour, the recently released 2013 Grand Vin from Chateau Musar is an enormous wine at present in its youth. Gradually, it opened into a gorgeous, exotic and utterly unique product of this unlikely corner of the wine world. There’s plenty of Bordeaux-like character in the form of dark fruit and cigar box, but there are notes too of cranberry, liquorice, clove, mandarin and five spice. The mouthfeel, as a whole, has a quasi Brunello quality to it, with its bright cherry fruit and mouthwatering acidity. But woe is anyone to compare this wine to any other, for it is incomparable. One of Serge Hochar’s last vintages before his passing in 2014, and one that will doubtless have a long life.

May 5th, 2021
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Alexander Lepro

2013 blend. Chateau Musar is consistently wonderful. Hands down it is the Lepro table wine for every occasion.

2013 blend. Chateau Musar is consistently wonderful. Hands down it is the Lepro table wine for every occasion.

Jul 3rd, 2022
Martijn

Way too young.

Way too young.

Jun 4th, 2021
Andy Thomas

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