Unique, creamy/silky texture, honey, citrus dry but rich. — 23 days ago
Great way to start a weekend 🥂 — 3 months ago
Wet fresh cut cedar, sawdust, cigar box. Simply delicious. Went for an afternoon run while on holiday and saw my second snake in 3 days. They are everywhere. This guy jumped over a small curb. I don’t know who was more scared. Me of the snake🥺 — 3 months ago
Un vin qui se boit sans soif, si doux si précis, ce léger côté iodé et ce bon fruit aérien — a month ago
Nose has fresh pineapple, pear peel, washed lemon, citrus-y honey, faint vanilla and distant wood smoke.
Palate has pineapple, lemon pith, under-ripe yellow apple, dehydrated peach with a grippy mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink; solid vintage but a lighter style of Corton-Charlemagne.
Decanted 90m then double-decanted for service, more time will be appreciated.
This is formerly known as Domaine Gaston et Pierre Ravaut, now just Domaine Pierre Ravaut. — 3 months ago
This is beautiful, very elegant and flavorful — 4 months ago
Definitely tasted more rounded after breathing for a bit. — 2 months ago
We’ve been patiently waiting for the right moment to taste this wine following a friend’s recommendation; tonight felt like the right time.
This wine comes from the Bekaa (Beqaa) Valley of Lebanon, idealistically situated in the rain shadow of Mount Lebanon. The Valley offers an “oasis of agriculture” and is home to many acclaimed Lebanese wine producers, like Chateau Musar.
Gaston Hochar founded Chateau Musar in 1930, after finding inspiration while traveling in Bordeaux. Since then, it has remained in the loving hands of the Hochar family. While Chateau Musar wines are notably influenced by the winemaking practices of Bordeaux, they have a story to tell of the Bekaa Valley and terroir of this beautiful region.
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan. It’s more than 21 years old with a medium garnet hue.
The nose offers pronounced, layered, and complex aromas of dried fig, prune, plum, crème de cassis, violet, licorice, black olive, cedar, pencil shavings, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla, clove, potting soil, garrigue, bacon, leather, tobacco, and delicate barnyard. The palate is consistent with the nose.
The acidity remains fully present, supporting its longevity. The alcohol is medium at 13.5% ABV. The body is medium and tannins are fine-grained and smooth. It has a long, elegant finish. It’s delicious and is tasting wonderfully now.
Cheers to wines of the Bekaa Valley and Chateau Musar! — 4 months ago