Château Musar

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91
points

Château Musar 2000 Gaston Hochar Red (Bekaa Valley)

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  1. $63

Exceptional concentration, structure and balance mark this 11-year old blend of Cab, Cinsault and Carignan that’s ripe with cassis and plums and a plume of smoke, earth and barnyard funk. Tannins subdued into a powdery softness, it’s elegantly textured yet full and forward with a rich, layered complexity.

 — A.I.  (9/1/2011)
90
points

Château Musar 2009 Musar Jeune Red (Bekaa Valley)

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Gorgeous on the nose with a blast of fresh red fruit, violets and smoke, Musar’s Jeune is unabashed in its youth and verve compared to the more austere Gaston Hochar line. The palate boasts the same deeply concentrated fruit, but with a freshness and acidity that lingers to a smoky, leather-accented finish.

 — A.I.  (9/1/2011)
89
points

Château Musar 2011 Musar Jeune White (Bekaa Valley)

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There’s a hint of violet perfume that permeates this dry yet honeyed wine. The palate is fruity, with abundant ripe cherry and grapefruit flavors, and layers of crushed chalk and stone lend a minerally complexity that builds on the midpalate.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2013)
88
points

Château Musar 2010 Musar Jeune Red (Bekaa Valley)

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Notes of ripe red berries and plums permeate the nose and palate of this bold, concentrated blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a rich texture, and it offers a flurry of soft tannins and hints of spice and graham cracker that linger on the finish.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2013)
88
points

Château Musar 2004 Gaston Hochar Red (Bekaa Valley)

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Enticing whiffs of spice, dried herb and ripe, briary berries emerge from this rich, structured wine. The fruit on the palate is lavish, almost pulpy, but it’s framed by lush tannins and brisk acidity. The finish is herbal and bracing.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2013)
88
points

Château Musar 2002 Gaston Hochar Red (Bekaa Valley)

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  1. $50

Sweet on the nose with aromas of cherry and strawberry preserves, the 2002 Gaston Hochar is softer and jammier on the palate than the 2000 vintage. Prolonged aeration reveals smoke, vanilla, and toast notes and lush, smooth tannins that linger elegantly.

 — A.I.  (9/1/2011)
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