Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2020


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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): 50% Cinsault, 35% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Localization: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Tasting Notes: Musar Jeune Red is an unoaked blend of Cinsault, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon from youthful Bekaa Valley vines. Meant for current consumption – within a few years of the harvest – this deeply-colored, vividly fruity style, first produced in 2007, may yet prove to be a ‘keeper’. Inky-dark, silky-textured, and aromatic, with blackcurrant, raspberry, and cherry jam flavors and a warm, spicy finish, it has been likened to a fine Roussillon red.

The Domain: The wines of Chateau Musar are unique expressions from a country with an ancient winemaking culture, as vines have been cultivated from Lebanon's high-altitude Bekaa Valley for over 6,000 years. The Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 180 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made naturally.
Chateau Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying enology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became winemaker. The civil war that tore Lebanon apart from 1975 to 1990 did not defeat Chateau Musar; Serge refused to abandon the wine and lost only the 1976 and 1984 vintages to the war. Owing to his inspiring determination and grand passion for his wines, Serge received the inaugural “Man of the Year Award” from Decanter magazine in 1984. Recognition from Michael Broadbent, at the 1979 Bristol Wine Fair, threw Musar into the international spotlight and helped create a cult-like following. Chateau Musar is one of the world's most written-about and discussed wines today.