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Chateau Musar 2013 Wine Review

Chateau Musar 2013

Chateau Musar 2013

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Community Score:93/100

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Price: $168.95

Drink: 2023-2033

Bottle size: 1500 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Chateau Musar

Agent: Worldwide Cellar

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Produced by Gaston Hochar, prop.-vitic., Bekaa Valley Chateau Musar 2013 (1500ml) is the family dinner version of this bold and fragrant Old World red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan. Grapes are hand-harvested and quickly transferred to the cellar in Ghazir where fermentation takes place, followed by two to three weeks of maceration. Each varietal is aged in French oak barrels for one year. The 2013 was bottled in 2016 and released in 2020. Elegant on the nose with rose petals, ripe red berry fruit, blueberry, dried sweet tobacco leaf, mint, baking spices and wild herb flavours full, rich and concentrated on the palate. Tannins are firm and structured. Good now, but give it some more time to mellow out. Try in 2023.

Food pairings: venison filet mignon, roast partridge, pheasant, duck.

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This Chateau Musar 2013 was reviewed on August 13, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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