Chateau Musar 2017

Red Wine | 2017 | Lebanon | Bekaa Valley

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Chateau Musar: A Lebanese Icon

In the heart of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Chateau Musar has been crafting exceptional wines since 1930. Now under the guidance of the third generation of the Hochar family, this iconic winery continues to produce wines that are a true reflection of the unique terroir and the family's unwavering commitment to quality.

The 2017 Chateau Musar Red is a testament to the winery's traditional winemaking techniques. An equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan, each varietal was fermented with natural yeasts in concrete vats before aging for 12 months in French Nevers oak barrels.

This vintage was a year of challenges and triumphs. Despite a promising start with above-average rain and snowfall, a late frost in April and a heat wave in June and July affected the vines, resulting in lower yields. However, the Hochar family's expertise and the resilience of the Cinsault grape in particular ensured that the quality of the remaining fruit remained high.

With proper cellaring, the 2017 Chateau Musar Red will continue to develop and improve for decades to come, a true reflection of the dedication and passion of the Hochar family and the remarkable terroir of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Chateau Musar 2017
Chateau Musar Winery
  • Chateau Musar 2017
  • Chateau Musar Winery
Chateau Musar 2017
Chateau Musar Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Carignan

Tasting & Pairing

Tasting notes:

On the palate, the 2017 vintage offers soft, well-integrated tannins, good acidity, and a depth of fruit that leads to a long, satisfying finish. Look for sweet red cherries, mulberries and plums on the nose alongside hunts of tea tree and liquorice. Pair with rich, flavorful dishes such as grilled lamb, beef stews, or aged cheeses. If possible, decant at least an hour before serving to allow its full potential to unfold.

Hard Cheese
Soft Cheese
Roast Lamb
Cured Meat
Game Meat

Pairing Recipe:

Lamb Tagine with Apricots and Almonds

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