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|Our Price: $79.99 / bottle (RRP: $100.00 )||Case: 6 x 750ml|
'Closer to a fine Bordeaux but it will age gratifyingly well for a very long time.'
Simon Hoggart, The Spectator
The wines of Chateau Musar are unique expressions from a country with an ancient wine-making culture, as vines have been cultivated from Lebanon's high altitude Bekaa Valley for over 6,000 years.
French in origin, the Hochar family arrived in Lebanon in the 12th Century, and have remained there ever since.
The 2000 vintage of Chateau Musar is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan – approximately 1/3rd of each. It was fermented in cement vats and then aged for one year in French Nevers oak barriques. It was blended and bottled at the end of the third year following the harvest and aged for a further 3 to 4 years in the cellars of Chateau Musar at Ghazir before its release in May 2007.
The colour is a deep dark red, 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 is full-bodied, rich and velvety with very long length.
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