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Château Musar 2002


Château Musar 2002

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2002 Other vintages
Appellation:Bekaa (Lebanon)
Winery: Château Musar
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
From Château Musar (Bekaa), we received this Château Musar 2002 (£51.50), a red wine vinified with cinsault, carignan and cabernet sauvignon from 2002. Drinks&Co users evaluate this red wine with 3 out of 5 points.

Description of Château Musar 2002

Château Musar 2002 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault)


  • View: Ruby red color with blue trim.
  • Nose: Aroma of olives, meats and a characteristic earthy tone.
  • Mouth: Mild flavor, with medium tannins and a final accompanied with notes of plum and cherries.

APPELLATION: Beqaa Valley (Lebanon).

VINEYARD: Chareau Musar.

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan and Mazuelo.

AGEING: Matures in French oak barrels for one year.

PREPARATION: The grapes are harvested by hand in the morning to preserve its acidity. They fermented in concrete tanks slowly and at a constant temperature of 31 ° C.

WINE PAIRING: Perfect to accompany spicy food, European dishes and mature cheeses.



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The Winery

Château Musar

Château Musar

The legendary winery of Château Musar is a story that has its roots in the cradle of viticulture, that is, in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley, where the most ancient testimonies of wine production meet, bringing us back to the wines of almost six thousand years ago. We are precisely in Lebanon, a few tens of kilometers east of Beirut, the capital. The scenario is that of a place particularly suited to the production of great wines, discovered and somehow "built" thanks to the intuitive genius of Gaston Hochar. The latter, in 1930, after a long journey in the French region of Bordeaux to the discovery of the prestigious Bordeaux labels, returned with the conviction that in Lebanon the climatic conditions and the compositions of the land would allow him to produce equally important wines

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Reviews of Château Musar 2002


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After four successive years of drought, 2002 supplied a long, rainy and cold winter which lasted until June. This was followed by a mild July and a hot August. The grapes took longer to reach maturity than average, and the harvest started almost two weeks later than in previous years. The maturity level varied from vineyard to vineyard forcing the winemaking team to be selective in their harvesting. The grapes were all hand picked in the early mornings to preserve the acidity. Fermentation in concrete vats went perfectly well but slowly, with the temperature kept below 31ºC. The very long fermentation and maceration times were totally unexpected.

The wines were racked six months after the harvest and then put into French Nevers oak barrels for one year. The three varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan - which up until then had been kept separate, were blended in the following summer (2004) and bottled in July and August 2005. The grapes of this vintage were characterised by their high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins, and the resulting wines are much bigger, riper and fuller than expected. Overall it was an exceptional year: normally in Lebanon a high sugar content means less acidity, but in 2002 everything was there!

Chateau Musar 2002 is deep crimson - even blood red - in colour with an intense and complex nose of spicy red fruits and cedar with deeper plum notes. Generous red and black fruit characters follow through to the palate, combining with notes of Christmas cake spices, figs, dates and stewed plums. This richly-fruited wine shows good acidity, silky tannins and a long, promising finish. This wine is now in very short supply and could well run out in the next couple of months so it makes sense to buy it now.
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Reviews of other vintages of Château Musar 2002020120200902008


Red intense cherry colour and high layer. Dominating scent of red currant.It tasted like grape juice.
The best of the meal was this wine.
Château Musar is the first wine I drank with my parents.
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Elisabeth Wilshire


We order it in a supper with working colleagues.
The colour was between red and brown. Good coffee aromas. Astringent, rough taste.
It paired well with the food.
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Hayley Thompson
Chateau Musar Château Musar 2009


Cherry colour with brown edges. Nuances of chocolate. I liked the Chateau Musar for its rough taste.
Chateau Musar and deer stew, just great.
I gave it as a gift to my brother and he absolutely loved it.
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John Mccarthy

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