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2016 Château Musar "Hochar" Rouge, Lebanon

Regular price $29.00
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2016 Château Musar "Hochar" Rouge, Lebanon

Regular price $29.00
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There may be no wine more deeply held in the hearts of sommeliers around the world than Château Musar. Founded in 1930, Musar is a story of perseverance: making wine every year of the Civil War except 1976 and 1984, despite the near constant threat of bombings. In 2012, I visited with Serge Hochar in Chicago, Musar’s patriarch until his passing several years ago. We tasted reds and whites going back to the 1960s. We can assure you with unshakeable confidence that for decades, Musar has crafted some of the greatest and most significant wines on the planet. Chris Poldoian, former General Manager of Camerata Wine Bar, just had Marc Hochar of Musar on his podcast By the Glass to discuss the winery’s legacy if you would like to listen (also available on Spotify, iTunes). These are earthy, savory terroir-driven wines for meditation over several hours. Enjoying a bottle of Musar is like having a conversation in a dark bar in Beirut with the most interesting man in the world. This is a bottle you decant and meditate over for hours, as it slowly reveals to you its history. If you need a more compelling case, read A Wine Worth Fighting For, Elizabeth Gilbert's 9-page spread in GQ from 2004 profiling Serge Hochar and telling the story of Musar.

 

Despite its reputation as the second label of Musar, the "Hochar" Rouge is  an entirely distinct wine. Yet, it can offer a glimpse at the experience of the estate's Grand Vin.  It is a single vineyard wine of impressive distinction, and I think there are few wines at this price that offer this type of experience. Med-Full bodied with soft silky tannins. Ripe red fruits with complex earthiness, dried tobacco, and spices. Imagine if you blended the ripe fruit of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with the dusty earth of a Super-Tuscan and the structure of aged Bordeaux.
 

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