Chateau Musar 2012 Gaston Hochar
This is Lebanon’s most famous exported wine. If that sounds strange, we would add that Lebanon has been producing wine for millennia and that the results are controversially excellent. Musar are proud of intervening as little as possible in their vineyards and their winery – the vines are bush-trained. there is little added sulphur dioxide, and all fermentation is spontaneous. The vineyards have an average age of forty years and produce low yields near the villages of Aana and Kefraya in the Bekaa valley. The grape varieties used are Carignan, Cinsault, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for one year in French oak from Nevers, for another year in concrete, and matured in bottle for four years at the winery before being released.
Chateau Musar Red 2012 has a dark burgundy colour, a nose of matured stone fruits, plums and figs with liquorice and spicy notes. It has big developed ripe fruit on the nose and a bold taste profile of juicy, black fruits plus mocha and leather and a beautiful lingering finishsee less