Enticing. Flavours of baked fruits & spice. Full bodied and distinctively tangy.
Tasting Notes: Musar will only release a new vintage when they are completely sure that it is ready. This 2016 vintage was released in May 2020. Notes of vanilla and spices, and on the palate typical intense and concentrated flavours of this wine. It’s full of volume and characterised by forest and black fruits with elegant spice. The tannins are soft and juicy and it has a lengthy finish. Musar has assumed legendary status. Complex, long-lived and endlessly varied, in some vintages it seems more like a Burgundy, in others a Bordeaux, in still others a Hermitage. But it is always brilliantly, uniquely, Lebanese.
Always fantastic & particularly great in 2013. A superbly smooth but structured Wine. Old vine, average age of 40 years, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault & Carignan from the Bekaa Valley blend together to create an exceptional wine. The wine is six years in the making, with a complex process of ageing and blending making each vintage unique. It ages magnificently but good vintages are usually best at 10-20 years old.
The complicated aging process is best described by the winery: “The wines spent nine months in cement vats and then a year in French Nevers oak barrels and the final blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan rested for another nine months in vats before being bottled?“
Chateau Musar Red 2016 is once again a vibrant, powerful vintage and cellared well it will keep for decades.
Food Match : Well hung game dishes, or tangy cheeses like Goats cheese.
Grape : Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault
Producer : Chateau Musar
Country : Bekaa Valley, Lebanon