CHÂTEAU MUSAR BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON
Hochar’s cult wine made from Cabernet, Carignan and Cinsault needs little introduction.
Established in 1930, the Hochar managed to make their wines through fierce adversity, including raging wars in the 70’s and 80’s.
Warning to novices: this wine carries considerable sediment and can have a volatile nose.
The nose is aromatic, fragrant, warm and mellow and it prepares the palate for fruits of cherries, strawberries and redcurrants. The palate is indeed full of these softer summer red berry fruits and combined with soft tannins, the wine is very well balanced. The Carignan is characterised by spices and brambly Christmas cake fruits.