Château Musar

Hochar Père & Fils Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.039 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache
Top Notes For
Adam Beasley

Excellent and singular. Crunchy red and black fruit - the Cinsault really shines through - with thyme, tobacco, earth, and herbs. Silky resolves tannins, medium + acid, and an overall unique mouthfeel. Dry and sticky at the same time. Had with veal chops, and it totally delivered.

Excellent and singular. Crunchy red and black fruit - the Cinsault really shines through - with thyme, tobacco, earth, and herbs. Silky resolves tannins, medium + acid, and an overall unique mouthfeel. Dry and sticky at the same time. Had with veal chops, and it totally delivered.

May 15th, 2021
Ed Ryder

Could age for years but a classic.

Could age for years but a classic.

Apr 30th, 2020
Lisa Bailey

Interesting. Garnet with plum, thyme and tobacco on the nose. Full mouthfeel with a light acidity, sweetness with dates. Medium tannins. Very nice with lamb and halloumi. Not tannic enough for high fat meats

Interesting. Garnet with plum, thyme and tobacco on the nose. Full mouthfeel with a light acidity, sweetness with dates. Medium tannins. Very nice with lamb and halloumi. Not tannic enough for high fat meats

Jan 1st, 2020
Stems & Skins

Sommelier/Beverage Manager Husk Restaurant

Rose!!!
Charleston
#odetoserge

Rose!!!
Charleston
#odetoserge

Jan 15th, 2015
Karin. Bbb

Figs and plums. Interesting. Need to try the flagship wine again!

Figs and plums. Interesting. Need to try the flagship wine again!

Jun 1st, 2018
Tree Kilpatrick

Dark color. Bit of fruit on the nose. Flavors are fruit driven and balanced. Bit of tar. Jammy. I like it enough. A blend of old world and new that makes the grade.

Dark color. Bit of fruit on the nose. Flavors are fruit driven and balanced. Bit of tar. Jammy. I like it enough. A blend of old world and new that makes the grade.

Apr 29th, 2018
Seth Merritt

This wine needed some opening, and afterward gave me hints of tobacco, baking spice, a little funk, and coffee on the nose. It pours red with hints of amber, showcasing its age. The palate is nice. The tannins are holding up nicely, and you taste cherry, fig, mushroom and cedar. It reminds me of a super Tuscan, or maybe some capacious mix between a Bordeaux and a Sicilian Pinot Nero. Over all, for my first Lebanese wine, I’m very, very happy.

This wine needed some opening, and afterward gave me hints of tobacco, baking spice, a little funk, and coffee on the nose. It pours red with hints of amber, showcasing its age. The palate is nice. The tannins are holding up nicely, and you taste cherry, fig, mushroom and cedar. It reminds me of a super Tuscan, or maybe some capacious mix between a Bordeaux and a Sicilian Pinot Nero. Over all, for my first Lebanese wine, I’m very, very happy.

Apr 5th, 2018
Kathy Takayama

Beautiful earthy, currants and mocha. Typical Musar finish, which subtly unfolds across the palate to keep you in anticipation for the next sip. It is a fabulous cousin to Musar's flagship wine, but a star in its own right.

Beautiful earthy, currants and mocha. Typical Musar finish, which subtly unfolds across the palate to keep you in anticipation for the next sip. It is a fabulous cousin to Musar's flagship wine, but a star in its own right.

Jan 26th, 2018
Amanda Magdaleno

Lebanon - Bordeaux flavor

Lebanon - Bordeaux flavor

Jan 25th, 2018
Eduardo Schlottmann

Lebanese wine!

Lebanese wine!

Dec 13th, 2017