Saturday, March 7, 2020

Chateau Musar Hochar

I always wanted to try this legendary wine from the stalwart of the Lebanese wine industry. This winery operates under extreme difficulty in this war torn country. The Hochar is a single vineyard wine, grown not far from Beirut at an elevation of 1000 metres. It is a blend from old, low-yielding Cinsault, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2013 Chateau Musar Hochar Père et Fils is a red fruited wine with earthy characteristics as well. The wine is of medium weight and medium intensity. It is very elegant and harmonious with velvety tannins.  This is quite a serious, but easy to drink wine. It tastes French, but neither from Bordeaux nor Rhône. If you have a chance, you should try it.

Score: 93/+++

1 comment:

Phillip B said...

Hi Thomas,

I've had the Chateau Musar a few time and have always loved it, but have never had the "Hocar". I like your description. I've always felt they were incredibly soulful wines that were both french in character, yet distinctive in their own right.