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2003 Chateau Musar Hochar Père & Fils

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • thewinelake Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 10, 2021 - For me, this is not past-it at all! Yes, there's a high degree of VA, but behind that, the fruit is still reasonably fresh and the woodfire, meat and spices are in harmony.
    I know that the Hochars never intended for this to be a keeper, but there's something they do there that can result in ridiculously long-lived wines.

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  • quaffnov Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 5, 2015 - 2 hour + decant, dark ruby in the glass, the nose is unique with a strong nutmeg component along with exotic herbs and strawberry. On the palate the nose continues with a sweet, sugary vein, an olive component is added, with mellow, well integrated tannins and marked acidity with a long finish. A very interesting wine, never had anything quite like it before.

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  • Goldstone Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 28, 2014 - Popped and poured. Drank over amazing simple pan-fried aged NZ ribeye. Transparent and jeweled lambs blood colour. Nose is unmistakable Musar: spicy Eastern temples funk, red Turkish Delight, strawberries. Palate is rich, medium-bodied smoky sweet confit strawberry, great balance of acidity and dry powdered almost Barolo-like brick dust tannins. The fruit is still all there. Pleasant finish and hint of resonance but obviously lacking the power and layered complexity of its big brother. Superb at its price point. Irresistably good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dke wrote: 89 points

    October 24, 2013 - Initially little musty but opened up after several hours into nice mature
    leathery wine tasting like a mixture of medium body cab with hints of rhone but with much more pronounced acidity on the finish. On the second night more barnyard showed up and wine softened and tasted little fuller. Interesting wine, but not sure if I would seek it out.

  • Audun G wrote: 88 points

    October 19, 2013 - Light brick red. Intense, sweet flavors of spices, figs and other dried fruits. Lovely, concentrated wine. Some cellar / barrel aromas, but not annoyingly.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Hochar Père & Fils
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 5017469410009, 5017469410306

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 187 (41%)
  • Consumed 266 (59%)

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