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Chateau Musar from Lebanon

Chateau Musar from Lebanon
The 20-year-old Gaston Hochar, who was inspired by the 6,000-year-old wine-growing culture of his Lebanese homeland and by various trips to Bordeaux, founded the Château Musar in 1930. The winery owes its name to the small country castle of Mzar, which dates back to the 18th century and is located in Ghazir around 25 km northeast of Beirut. And beacuse of that it is and will alwasy be company's headquarters. Gaston's wines impressed many officers of the army, who came here because of the French mandate.
Serge Hochar
Serge Hochar, Gaston's eldest son, first studied civil engineering, but eventually turned towards the production of wine. His father supported his plans to study oenology at the University of Bordeaux. He then explained to his father: "First, I want to make our wine in my own way. Secondly, I want it to be known throughout the world. Thirdly, I want you to go! And remarkably Gaston made room for his son.
And from 1959 pn Serge Hochar was the oenologist of Château Musar. He perfected each wine in the course of the next 18 years in order to promote the name "Château Musar". In particular, Serge Hochar made a name for himself during the Lebanese civil war, when he, like Michel de Bustros of Château Kefraya, exported his wines to England. Despite all the unimaginable adversities. In 1984 the Decanter elected Serge Hochar as the "Man of the Year" for the first time, which was due to his dream and discipline of producing outstanding wines in the midst of the unspeakable war. Serge has two sons who have been managing the fortunes of Château Musar for years: Gaston takes care of day-to-day business such as production and operation. His brother Marc is the company's financial manager. Serge Hochar died in December 2014 and is npw highly regarded as an icon of the resistance until his death.
Gaston Hochar & Marc Hochar
Wine cellar of Chateau Musar
The Château Musar most exclusiv wine is a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Carignan and some Syrah. The composition can vary from vintage to vintage. Each variety matures for up to two years in French oak barrels. The blending of grape varieties only starts in the third year in different proportions depending on the respective characteristics of the produced wine. Before a Château Musar - dark, voluminous and with pronounced tannins - will be reserved in the bottle for at least four more years before it is released onto the market. The wine has an excellent storage capacity and reaches its peak after 10 years. Château Musar also produces other remarkable red and white wines, as well as the triple-distilled L'Arack de Musar. Not to forget is the outstanding white Château Musar, which is made of grapes from the autochthonous vines Obaideh and Merwah. This white wine also has an astonishing shelf life due to ist acidity. None of the wines are filtered nor embellished.
Château Musar has no vineyards of its own, but obtains its grapes from the Bekaa plain from contract and strictly-controlled farmers. Therefore, the entire production process, from the selection of the grape varieties to the pruning, caring of the vines and vinification, is in the hands of the employees of Château Musar. In addition to the winery in Ghazir, Château Musar has an office in Beirut and international business is operated from Suffolk in the UK.
Chateau Musar Winery
””At a time where wines are becoming more and more similar in taste all over the world, Château Musar's wines, which are specifically pleasant to drink at a young age, prove to be an excellent and very refined counterpoint to this fashion".” - Michel Bettane & Thierry Desseauve
Vineyards of Chateau Musar
Musar Family
Celler tasting at Chateau Musar
Gaston Hochar presents wines

Aana 2015 Rot 0,75 - Chateau Musa

Aana 2015

€21.80

(29,07 € pro Liter)

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This captivating and fresh red wine has a light red colour. Fruity and impulsive in the nose with a harmonious scent of sour cherries, dark chocolate and red fruits. Spicy, fruity and surprisingly velvety on the palate with a sweetish aroma of dark fruits, a well-integrated tannin and a harmonious acidity. 

Chateau 1997

€35.00

(46,67 € pro Liter)

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This exotic and elegant white wine has a beautiful dark golden colour. Impulsive and fruity in the nose with a charming scent of tropical fruits (pineapple and bananas), buttery toast and a hint of honey. Ripe, well-structured and full-bodied on the palate with an round taste of yellow fruits (such as quinces and apricots), dried fruits and almonds underlined by a harmonious hint of oak and harmonies acidity.

Chateau 1998

€42.80

(57,07 € pro Liter)

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Fruity nose with a scent of red forest fruits, strawberries, cherries and ripe plums accompanied by light sand, leather and integrated wood aromas. Mature, melting and fresh on the palate with a fruity taste of Darjeeling, coffee beans, Cuban tobacco.

Chateau 2000

€49.50

(66,00 € pro Liter)

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Complex and spicy nose with a scent of figs, plums, leather, black tea, tobacco, black olives and earth. Full-bodied and lively on the palate with a taste of ripe black cherries, figs, cocoa and olives.

Chateau 2001

€38.90

(51,87 € pro Liter)

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Spicy and fruity on the nose with a harmonic scent of plums and rose hips. Full-bodied and round on the palate with flavors of red cherries, dark chocolate, olives and figs. The acidity is is well-integrated.

Chateau 2002

€38.50

(51,33 € pro Liter)

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A deep blood red colour with a smoky, spicy nose embracing fruity and spicy aromas of black fruits, toast, dark chocolate and cigars. Well-structured on the palate with aromas of black and red fruits such as cherries, blackcurrants and prunes undermined by notes of dark chocolate and fresh tea leaves. The finish is long and fine with silky tannins.

Chateau 2003

€75.00

(100,00 € pro Liter)

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Elegant and aromatic on the palate with a scent of red fruits, cranberries and cherries. Well-balanced, ripe and fruity on the palate with spicy aromas of baked fruits, plums, figs and dates.

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Chateau 2004

€49.50

(66,00 € pro Liter)

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Spicy and intense on the nose with aromas of ripe fruit, cinnamon, leather, figs and plums. Full-bodied on the palate with a pomegranate flavour, baked cherries, Christmas spices, black and red fruits.

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Chateau 2005

€75.00

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Dominant in the nose with a scent of Darjeeling, rose hip, plum genes, even slightly concentrated morel. Sweet and round on the palate with a lively acidity and a taste of dark fruits, musk, iron and ripe sour cherries.

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Chateau 2006

€65.00

(86,67 € pro Liter)

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This year was a good year for the Cinsault which is showing impressive aromas of blueberries, ripe blackberries, cherries and plum fruitcake. The palate is initially soft and round with primary fruits of blackberry, plum, red cherries and pomegranate with some chocolaty spicy notes in the background.

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Chateau 2007

€65.00

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Ripe in the nose with aromas of ripe red forest fruits, strawberries, cherries and plums undelined by light hints of sand, leather, oiled wooden planks. Intense on the palate with aromas of red currant, coffee beans and sweet tobacco from Cuba.

Chateau 2008

€59.50

(79,33 € pro Liter)

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Intense aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberries, plums and cherries in the nose. Full-bodied on the palate with aromas of berries and dark fruits. Well-balance - the youthful tannins are well integrated. The finish is ruity, spicy, exotic and masculine. An elegant wine with a lot of potential.

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Chateau 2009

€59.00

(78,67 € pro Liter)

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A powerful and charming wine with an elegant scent of red berries and plums. Intense on the palate with aromas of red and black fruits, figs, cinnamon and well-integrated tannins. The finish is elegant and long.

Chateau 2011

€35.00

(46,67 € pro Liter)

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An elegant wine with a firm bite and gripping ripe tannins. Fruity and balsamic in the nose with a scent of cherries and red fruits. Fiery on the palate with delicate aromas of dark fruits. 

Chateau Musar 2007

€35.00

(46,67 € pro Liter)

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This exotic and elegant white wine has a beautiful dark golden colour. Impulsive and fruity in the nose with a charming scent of tropical fruits (pineapple and bananas), buttery toast and a hint of honey. Ripe, well-structured and full-bodied on the palate with an round taste of yellow fruits (such as quinces and apricots), dried fruits and almonds underlined by a harmonious hint of oak and harmonies acidity.

Chateau Musar 2009

€35.00

(46,67 € pro Liter)

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This exotic and elegant white wine has a beautiful dark golden colour. Impulsive and fruity in the nose with a charming scent of tropical fruits (pineapple and bananas), buttery toast and a hint of honey. Ripe, well-structured and full-bodied on the palate with an round taste of yellow fruits (such as quinces and apricots), dried fruits and almonds underlined by a harmonious hint of oak and harmonies acidity.

copy of Chateau 1998

€41.80

(55,73 € pro Liter)

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Fruity nose with a scent of red forest fruits, strawberries, cherries and ripe plums accompanied by light sand, leather and integrated wood aromas. Mature, melting and fresh on the palate with a fruity taste of Darjeeling, coffee beans, Cuban tobacco.

Jeune Red 2016

€15.50

(20,67 € pro Liter)

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A bright violet colour with a nose of blueberries, violets, red cherries and red berry fruits. The palate is very fresh and fruity with blueberries, blackcurrants and red plums. This very balanced wine with its fruit concentration, soft tannins and long, warm finish, is best enjoyed in its youth.

Jeune White 2017

€15.50

(20,67 € pro Liter)

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Pale lemon in colour with fruity and herby aromas – of apricots, white peaches, pears, honeysuckle and elderflower. The grapes were very fragrant and vibrant in 2013 which has resulted in an aromatic wine with a hint of nuttiness on the rich, textured palate with gentle acidity and a peachy finish.