Shop For Wine

Buy wine online! select from hundreds of wines you can only find in restaurants. Whether you are searching for a full bodied cabernet sauvignon or a fresh and fun prosecco, WineWire has the wine for you.


Product_page_wine_label_image

Zoom

Chateau Musar Chateau Musar Red 2012

Wine Type: Large_icon Large_icon Videoblog
Style of Wine:Big & Bold
Country of Origin:Lebanon
Grape Varietal:Cinsault, Carignan, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Format:750mL
Case Size:6 bottles
$479.70 Per Case ($79.95/btl)

Add to Cart

Tasting Notes

Chateau Musar Red 2012

2012 was an interesting year of contrasts as January and February were extremely cold and snowy, April proved fresh and rainy giving a boost for the opening of the buds. In early May, all the vineyards were astonishingly green with many small buds. June was very hot indeed but the vines withstood this and flowering occurred with such success that we were expecting a big harvest this year. A very hot July followed with 10 days of heat wave with temperatures of 39 and 40 degrees – this caused the vines to tire and green leaves turned pale, even yellow in some places, almost as if October was early and causing the harvest to be much smaller than we had initially hoped.
Sugar content rose dramatically but acidity remained high. Our red grapes were mostly harvested by vineyard and rarely by grape variety – Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault were first picked during the last week of August from Kefraya vineyards, followed by Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon from Aana and towards the end of the harvest, the other vineyards of Carignan and Cinsault were picked from there. Red fermentation was difficult this year due to different levels of grape maturation. Some vats fermented very slowly with others much faster but in both cases, the results were very promising. This vintage was blended in February 2015 and bottled during the summer of 2015.

Chateau Musar Red 2012 has a dark burgundy colour, a nose of matured stone fruits, plums and figs with liquorice and spicy notes. It has big developed ripe fruit on the nose and a bold taste profile of juicy, black fruits plus mocha and leather and a beautiful lingering finish.


Critical Praise

“An equal blend of Cinsault, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon, from a bakingly hot vintage, it has all the Musar hallmarks of rich, ripe, savoury fruit backed by an underlying sweetness and softness”.
Jonny Ray – The Spectator Magazine March 2019


As featured on WineWire TV

Large_video_thumbnail

WWTV - Episode #225 - A Wine of Antiquity

Mar 28, 2017

In this episode of WineWire TV, Nelson re-introduces us to probably the most famous and long aging wine from the Midd...

View Video


Comments


Sign Up or Sign In to comment



You may also like...

List_wine_label_image
Zoom

Olivier Rivière Rayos Uva (biodynamic, natural) 2018

Rioja, Spain, 750mL, 12 bottles per case

Rayos Uva is Olivier’s version of a Bourgogne Rouge sourced from fruit grown in the sandy, gravelly and alluvial soils of Rioja Baja. The blend is dependent ...

Add to Cart$327.12 Per Case ($27.26/btl)  

Large_icon
List_wine_label_image
Zoom

Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2018

Alba, Piedmont, Italy, 750mL, 6 bottles per case

From various vineyards in the villages of Monteu Roero, Santo Stefano Roero and Vezza d’Alba, and vines from 20-30 years, this was macerated in stainless, an...

Add to Cart$448.32 Per Case ($74.72/btl)  

Large_icon
List_wine_label_image
Zoom

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2019

Alba, Piedmont, Italy, 750mL, 6 bottles per case

From select vineyards in the villages of Neive, Neviglie, Treiso and Alba, this youthful red was fermented and aged in stainless for 7 months. Finesse from t...

Add to Cart$292.38 Per Case ($48.73/btl)  

Large_icon