Wine of the week
For our final wine of the week we head to sunny Bekaa (Beqaa) Valley in Lebanon. Situated about 40 km East of Beirut, this fertile agricultural area has produced excellent wines for decades. With an elevation of 1000 meters it holds an exiting micro climate that has proved excellent for wine producers such as Chateau Musar.
The winery was established by Gaston Hochar back in 1930, after returing from Bordeaux, and is today run by his two sons Ronald and Serge.
They're world famous for their top wine named "Chateau Musar". This is their second wine called "Musar Jeune". Made by 45% Syrah, 45% Cinsault and 10 Cabarnet Sauvignon. Different from its big brother, this one has been stored in concrete tanks, not oak.
It's a very versatile wine, suitable for most situations. Drink alone or paired with many types of food. It's a lot of wine for the price of 209kr.
It drinks well now, but will improve with 2-3 years of storage. I'm putting a couple in my cellar for 5 years + :)