Chateau Musar - Musar red 2003
Chateau Musar - Musar red 2003 (92 TSW)
Always a treat to drink this beautiful blend from Lebanon.
After the 1998 and 2001 vintage, this 2003 vintage didn't disappoint either.
In the glass a brick red color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, dried plums and cherries with hints of cedar, cigarbox, leather, vanilla, liquorice and dark chocolate.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(-) / soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length aftertaste.
The Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 220 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made with mineral intervention.
Chateau Musar was the first producer in Lebanon to achieve organic certification for its own vineyards in 2006. Most are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running parallel to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated here for at least 6,000 years: the Phoenicians (seafaring ancestors of the modern Lebanese) were instrumental in bringing vines and wines from Byblos across to all of the areas around the Mediterranean.