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Surprisingly to many, wine making in Lebanon is nothing new. The cultivation of the vine goes back to the Phoenicians who traded their wines along the Mediterranean trade routes, introducing viniculture into many parts of southern Europe. Some centuries later, the Romans chose Baalbek in the east of Lebanon as the site to build the Temple of Bacchus as their tribute to the god of wine, a Temple which still stands today. Chateau Musar, founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar in an 18th century castle, is located in Ghazir, 15 miles north of Beirut. Following an expansion of the cellar in the late 1950's, Chateau Musar is now able to store more than one million bottles of wine. Still a family concern, Chateau Musar is owned by Gaston Hochar's two sons, Serge and Ronald. While taking over the role of wine maker in 1959, the eldest son, Serge, studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux. Ronald, the younger of the two brothers, has degrees in Law and Political Science. He is in charge of the marketing and finances of Chateau Musar.
Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2016
First produced in 2007, these unoaked, vibrantly fruity wines, made from the fruit of youthful Bekaa Valley vines, were introduced to meet the demand for a 'current drinking' Musar range. With their stylish and eye-catching labels they're instantly appealing, and the wines can be enjoyed straight from their bottles: there's ... more
Chateau Musar Hochar Père et Fils Red 2016
The quality of the Cabernet was outstanding in 2016, with a great combination of fruit, concentration and depth. Cinsault was elegant and silky with an explosion of aromas. Grenache relished the weather, and compensated for its juiciness with high sugar content. This, along with a high degree of phenolic maturation ... more
Chateau Musar White 2009
The Chateau white of this year is a deep golden colour with honeyed aromas, full of tropical fruits; pineapple, banana with warm, toasty buttery notes. The palate is rich in ripe yellow fruits, quince and apricot with the pineapple flavours following through. It also has dried fruits and almonds with ... more
Chateau Musar L'Arack de Musar
The Chateau Musar Arack is made from grape alcohol with an average age of five years. Traditionally, arack is distilled twice, then anis seeds are added in the third distillation. L'arack de Musar is unique in that it is distilled four times with the addition of anis seeds during the ... more
Chateau Musar Estate Bordeaux 2001
Chateau Musar Estate Bordeaux 2011
Chateau Musar Estate Bordeaux 1999
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