Chateau Musar 2016 Red

Chateau Musar 2016 Red

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The 2016 vintage is deep ruby in colour with high viscosity. Red cherries, plums, carob and figs dominate the nose with a hint of eastern spice. Kirsch and plums follow through to the palate with blackcurrant and chocolate. The tannins are velvety soft and this wine has a lot of depth and fruit concentration with a long finish.

The 2016 harvest showed without a doubt, that global warming is causing higher annual temperatures and at the same time, successive years of low rainfall have resulted in drier soils. Clearly, these factors may affect maturation of the grapes as well as the wine-making process but for 2016, with the much needed rainfall and almost perfect climatic conditions, we have high expectations for this vintages’ future for decades to come.

 

Country: Lebanon

Region: Bekaa Valley

Grapes: An equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan

ABV: 14%

“With crushed wild strawberries, a heady scent and beautifully balanced tannins and acid, it’s hugely impressive.  It might still be a baby, but it has such character and soul.  There’s freshness and there’s sweetness and there’s a touch of savouriness too and it’s going to age beautifully”. Jonathan Ray The Wine Spectator Magazine 26th February 2022

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