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Chateau Musar, Red 1959

R29,505

1 in stock

Notes

How very special it was to interact with Serge Hochar at last year’s Swartland Revolution, just a month before his tragic death. The 1959 was his first vintage and is often said to have been his favourite. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan from high up in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, this eccentric but legendary wine seems to have many parallels with the Libertas.

Musar is renowned for being quite a funky wine, and the 1959 is no different. Slight VA on the nose, an earthy and musty edge blew off over 30 minutes to reveal wonderful sweet fruit and exotic spice. There is generous sweetness on the palate, perhaps even residual sugar, rounding off the wine but also giving it life and enjoyment. The palate is slightly more composed than the Libertas and it could age even further.

This wine was recorked and relabelled at the property in 2012, keeping the legacy for future generations. The serious price tag no doubt shows its intention and heritage.
As part of our Grand-taste off. Read more
How very special it was to interact with Serge Hochar at last year’s Swartland Revolution, just a month before his tragic death. The 1959 was his first vintage and is often said to have been his favourite. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan from high up in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, this eccentric but legendary wine seems to have many parallels with the Libertas.

Musar is renowned for being quite a funky wine, and the 1959 is no different. Slight VA on the nose, an earthy and musty edge blew off over 30 minutes to reveal wonderful sweet fruit and exotic spice. There is generous sweetness on the palate, perhaps even residual sugar, rounding off the wine but also giving it life and enjoyment. The palate is slightly more composed than the Libertas and it could age even further.

This wine was recorked and relabelled at the property in 2012, keeping the legacy for future generations. The serious price tag no doubt shows its intention and heritage.
As part of our Grand-taste off. Read more
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Country

LBN

Region

Bekaa Valley

Style

Red

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