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Chateau Musar 1998

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Gorgeous on the nose, all spicy and bright, and at point with great arrayed aromas of red fruit, all leathery, spicy, and toasty with a hint of dusty brick. On entry one finds a hint of sweetness adding to the round and open mouthfeel. This is bright enough to stay fresh and balanced in the mouth and while it is a bit rustic it’s also quite nuanced with plummy fruit and tremendous spicy complexity on the back and through the long finish. Char up some duck of game and you’ll be good to go. 92pts

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Chateau Musar:
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a h... Read more
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a hobby soon became a passion; a passion inspired by an initial encounter with renowned viticulturist Ronald Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon during the Second World War. The family's love for wine grew and in 1959, after completing his oenology diploma in Bordeaux, the eldest son, Serge, entered the business. Some call him the magician, the man behind this extraordinary wine. His response is that he only seeks is to translate what nature intended. Serge's younger brother Ronald, named after the late Barton, took over Château Musar's marketing and finance departments in 1962. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Musar

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
05/16/2014

Gorgeous on the nose, all spicy and bright, and at point with great arrayed aromas of red fruit, all leathery, spicy, and toasty with a hint of dusty brick. On entry one finds a hint of sweetness adding to the round and open mouthfeel. This is bright enough to stay fresh and balanced in the mouth and while it is a bit rustic it’s also quite nuanced with plummy fruit and tremendous spicy complexity on the back and through the long finish. Char up some duck of game and you’ll be good to go. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.60 5
05/16/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Musar

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/24/2011

The first vintage of this wine came out in 1933. Aged in French Nevers oak, 1/3 of which was new. Delicate garnet color, and a shy nose, and with lively ripe fruit, reminescent of dusty berries, the 1998 Chateau Musar demonstrates quintessential elegance. Less obviously spicy, this vintage is dominated by Cinsault and certain to continue improving in the cellar. Certified Organic by IMC



Dietary Information: Organic


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