Château Musar, Gaston Hochar, 2010 - Gusto Wines

Château Musar, Gaston Hochar, 2010

2010 — Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
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This near legendary Lebanese estate was founded by Gaston Hochar in 1930 in a region with a 6,000 year old wine- producing history started by the Phoenicians. Musar cellars well.

2010 was a year to remember in Lebanese wine-making history.  Even from January it was obvious that this year would be lacking in water as snow fell only once and rainfall stopped in February.  March was so hot that the vines began to blossom in early April, and in May and June the vines were so vigorous and green following successful flowering, that it was thought there would be the biggest harvest ever.  However, in mid-July things began to change and the temperature rose dramatically.  A heatwave hit Lebanon which lasted for around 23 days with an average daily temperature of 40°C, and the highest ever recorded temperature in the Bekaa Valley was recorded at 48.5°C.  The grapes didn’t mature; they dried, as water disappeared from the grapes causing higher sugar concentration.  This resulted in a significant loss of grapes and, consequently, the Château Musar 2010 is only available on a exclusive allocation basis.  We have been very fortunate to be included in this allocation.

The 2010 is a deep garnet colour with aromas of raisins, cedar, prunes and cinnamon.  It is a savoury, herby wine with delicate spices and the raisiny, figgy aromas follow through to the palate. This is an elegant vintage with fresh acidity and a long, dry finish.

Buying options

Case discounts will be applied at checkout for multiples of 6 (5%) and 12 (10%) bottles.

Single Bottlex 1£33.75
  • Next day delivery
  • No minimum order
  • Pick up from cellar

Full Details

  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Cork
  • Vintage 2010
  • ABV 13.5%
  • Notes Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • In Cellar Yes