Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.186 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Always fun! In a great spot right now, but suggests a long life too

Always fun! In a great spot right now, but suggests a long life too

Mar 15th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Good complexity and nicely structured tannins, tobacco, red fruits and spices on the nose, red currants, spices and earth on the palate

Good complexity and nicely structured tannins, tobacco, red fruits and spices on the nose, red currants, spices and earth on the palate

Feb 17th, 2018
Neal Dessouky

Intend to forget how tasty these wines are and can be. Balanced, complex. Impressive

Intend to forget how tasty these wines are and can be. Balanced, complex. Impressive

Nov 4th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Fruit forward...notes of black cherry jam, red currant and a touch of earth

Fruit forward...notes of black cherry jam, red currant and a touch of earth

Feb 17th, 2017
Andrew S

Raisin, prune, strawberry and cherry. That's a lot of different fruits. A little earthiness and acidity. This was much better the second day after throwing he cork in it overnight.

Raisin, prune, strawberry and cherry. That's a lot of different fruits. A little earthiness and acidity. This was much better the second day after throwing he cork in it overnight.

Sep 10th, 2016
Martin Sahlberg

Almost always great!

Almost always great!

Apr 23rd, 2016
Mark Flesher

Nice wine. Although "young" compared to the others I've had which are in the 80's and 90's, this wine is a really nice change of pace. Nose still has the brambly, fruit and tobacco and almost 'foresty' notes that the older ones have a bit more of (and, to me, have QUITE a bit more of). Yet, on the palate this is a combination of sweet and tart fruit. Plum, hint of raisin, tobacco, hint of herb with nice bracing acidity on the finish. I think this wine would go very nicely with a myriad of foods, without trying to compete or outdo those foods. Seems IMO to be more in balance than the ones with 10-20 more years.

Nice wine. Although "young" compared to the others I've had which are in the 80's and 90's, this wine is a really nice change of pace. Nose still has the brambly, fruit and tobacco and almost 'foresty' notes that the older ones have a bit more of (and, to me, have QUITE a bit more of). Yet, on the palate this is a combination of sweet and tart fruit. Plum, hint of raisin, tobacco, hint of herb with nice bracing acidity on the finish. I think this wine would go very nicely with a myriad of foods, without trying to compete or outdo those foods. Seems IMO to be more in balance than the ones with 10-20 more years.

Jun 15th, 2019
Robert Rothfield

A melange of tobacco, forest floor and saddle leather on the nose, nicely balanced tannins and fruit..very interesting

A melange of tobacco, forest floor and saddle leather on the nose, nicely balanced tannins and fruit..very interesting

Dec 8th, 2018
Michael Coscetta

Great Lebanese wine

Great Lebanese wine

Sep 3rd, 2018
Rob Moose

A special find in 375 in Ojai. Beautiful tobacco and spice blend with mellowing bright red fruit, gorgeous with filet and grilled veg. Tons of life here but good development

A special find in 375 in Ojai. Beautiful tobacco and spice blend with mellowing bright red fruit, gorgeous with filet and grilled veg. Tons of life here but good development

Feb 4th, 2018