Château Musar red 2001 Hochar Père et Fils halves

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Country Lebanon / Bekaa Valley
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Carignan / Cinsault
Wine Type Still red
Vintage 2001
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 375ml

Scarlet in colour with terracotta tones at the rim, it has a complex nose of cigar box spice, warm leather, baked fruits, ripe morello cherries and blackcurrants. The palate has intense flavours of red cherries, dark chocolate, olives, figs and velvet smooth tannins on the very long finish. Read more at   

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Opened after a negative customer report. Even with advance warning of rotten corks, there was never any chance that this was going to be easy. Cork eventually crumbled into the bottle and wine given simplest of decants to remove most impurities. Baked fruits are still there on the nose, as is acetate, which shows through a little in the palate, along with some stewed-getting-a-bit-ok-very-tertiary fruit that at some stage in its life saw a lot of heat. A bit of menthol and an aftertaste that is present, but not obviously how, or why, or whether it ought to be.  There's some heat, and a resemblance to an old fortified wine. Full responsibility accepted if cork has corroded to the extent that the wine has become affected, otherwise a bit of work could give an enjoyable result

Tasted October 2020

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