Château Musar

Musar Jeune Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.9389 ratings
8.980 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Earth and spice driven red blend. Lacks the complexity of Hoochar or Musar, but possesses a freshness those two bottlings often lack.

Earth and spice driven red blend. Lacks the complexity of Hoochar or Musar, but possesses a freshness those two bottlings often lack.

Jul 8th, 2019
Meredith Hu

Black pepper, juicy plum, and dark cherries. A touch of medicinal notes, a whiff of earthy funk. Good acidity, moderate tannins, medium plus alcohol.

Black pepper, juicy plum, and dark cherries. A touch of medicinal notes, a whiff of earthy funk. Good acidity, moderate tannins, medium plus alcohol.

May 31st, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Entry level Musar. 50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Cab Sauv. Multiple blind tasters thought it was older. Slightly oxidative. Tobacco, leather, black cherries. Has a dried Valpolicella Ripasso quality to it.

Entry level Musar. 50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Cab Sauv. Multiple blind tasters thought it was older. Slightly oxidative. Tobacco, leather, black cherries. Has a dried Valpolicella Ripasso quality to it.

Sep 25th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 - #cinsault #syrah #cabernetsauvignon Brushwood in smell, Raspberries in smell and in taste. Great balance. I have had Musar Jeune and thought it not very special, but after tasting a lot of #lebanonwine this wine next to them really shows the craftmanship of Musar.

Vintage 2014 - #cinsault #syrah #cabernetsauvignon Brushwood in smell, Raspberries in smell and in taste. Great balance. I have had Musar Jeune and thought it not very special, but after tasting a lot of #lebanonwine this wine next to them really shows the craftmanship of Musar.

May 15th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Signature Musar ripeness and oxidative style. A bit simple, but in a way these wines confirm the unique terroir of Bekka Valley every bit as much as those of the Château.

Signature Musar ripeness and oxidative style. A bit simple, but in a way these wines confirm the unique terroir of Bekka Valley every bit as much as those of the Château.

Apr 27th, 2018
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

8.7

Not lacking grape related tannins...fresh and clean wine. Ripe red fruits for sure.

Not lacking grape related tannins...fresh and clean wine. Ripe red fruits for sure.

Aug 16th, 2017
Delectable Featured Wine

Gaston Hochar founded Château Musar estate in Lebanon in 1930; his Bordeaux-trained son Serge took over in 1959 and rose to international fame for pioneering unique blends in his limestone-rich but civil war-ravaged country. A charismatic philosopher and master of terroir, Serge died this past year. His influence carries on in the beguiling #complexity of his wines. This particular cuvée from the estate's younger vines elegantly balances #opulent dark fruit, exotic spice, refined tannins and the unmistakable Musar earthiness.

Gaston Hochar founded Château Musar estate in Lebanon in 1930; his Bordeaux-trained son Serge took over in 1959 and rose to international fame for pioneering unique blends in his limestone-rich but civil war-ravaged country. A charismatic philosopher and master of terroir, Serge died this past year. His influence carries on in the beguiling #complexity of his wines. This particular cuvée from the estate's younger vines elegantly balances #opulent dark fruit, exotic spice, refined tannins and the unmistakable Musar earthiness.

7 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Reid Kinnett

Rich and earthy. I always love Musar!

Rich and earthy. I always love Musar!

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Mike Dombrow

Buyer Sunfish Cellars

8.4

The 'Not Wine' from Musar. For being 'not wine' way better than most crap out there.

The 'Not Wine' from Musar. For being 'not wine' way better than most crap out there.

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

Also quite fun, but so much better than the white.

Also quite fun, but so much better than the white.

Mar 11th, 2017