The 2013 is equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Carignan aged in French Nevers oak barrels for one year... bottled in 2016 and released in 2020. Notes from the estate: "The 2013 harvest at Chateau Musar could be summarized in one word – elegance. A dense deep red with our characteristic sweet/savory/spicy blend of Cinsault, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon. Tastings from the vats in the winter of 2013, revealed elegance and roundness with a spice-dominant palate – licorice, clove, cinnamon with a warm coulis of red fruits. There are raspberries and blueberries on the palate, this is an elegant vintage, integrated and balanced with fine tannin. No sense of Cabernet Sauvignon here, a more Cinsault dominated vintage with softer red fruits.
The civil war that tore Lebanon apart from 1975-1990 did not defeat Chateau Musar. Serge refused to abandon the wine, and lost only the ’76 vintage to the war. Chateau Musar is one of the most written about wines in the world today.
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