The 2013 vintage is a blend of Cinsault (50%), Grenache (35%),Cabernet Sauvignon (15%).
The 2013 vintage is a bright ruby red colour with a nose of dark forest fruits, cassis and black cherries. There are also aromas of leather, tobacco and sweet spices. The palate is enriched with blackberry and mulberry fruit, plums and blackcurrant leaf. With layers of sweet spices such as cinnamon and subtle notes of coffee bean. This wine is well balanced and elegant with soft velvety integrated tannins.
The 2013 harvest at Chateau Musar could be summarised in one word: elegance. From November into December 2012, precipitation was higher than in previous years, a welcome change after many years of poor rainfall. We experienced both snow and rain in January and February with March and April being cooler than usual. In early May, caused by a combination of the winter and spring weather, the vineyards were exceptionally green. Flowering was successful and we were all thrilled with the healthy yields at that time. July was not as hot, a week of heat in late August sent the different red grape varieties to similar levels of maturity. Cabernet- Sauvignon and Grenache reached high levels of sugar content. The only red grape variety which failed to react to the climatic changes was the Cinsault that was harvested last on the 27th September. The red fermentation processes were so slow as to be unique, something never seen before. Fermentation temperature did not exceed 29 degrees Celsius and some vats needed no temperature control.
Made in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
750ml Bottle Size