Gaston Charpentier

Château Musar

Gaston Hochar Grand Cru Red Blend 2016

Unique, creamy/silky texture, honey, citrus dry but rich. — 21 days ago

Gaston Chiquet

Tradition Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Great way to start a weekend 🥂 — 3 months ago

Château Musar

Gaston Hochar Pere et fils 2013


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

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Gaston & Pierre Ravaut

Les Hautes Mourottes Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir

Un vin qui se boit sans soif, si doux si précis, ce léger côté iodé et ce bon fruit aérien — a month ago

Pierre Ravaut

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

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

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Gaston Chiquet

Blanc de Blancs Brut d'Aÿ Grand Cru Chardonnay

Marta Rich

This is beautiful, very elegant and flavorful — 4 months ago

Zuazo Gaston

Finca Costanillas Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Definitely tasted more rounded after breathing for a bit. — 2 months ago

Gaston & Pierre Ravaut

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017

Nice Bourgogne. — 3 months ago

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Château Musar

Hochar Père & Fils Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2000

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

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Vanessa Musar is rewarding, great wine. I put that on my list yrs. ago at Vino Volo .( against company’s wishes.)


@Daniel Bloom It’s holding up well. It’s delicious. I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.