Chateau Musar Hochar Pere et Fils 2015 Magnum 150cl 14% ABV
Chateau Musar Hochar Pere et Fils, Lebanon - Magnum
This year is bright ruby red in colour with red fruits, plums, sloes and cherries on the nose and palate. This balanced and elegant Red Wine combines vibrant fruit on a medium body with soft tannins, good acidity and cellared well, it will keep for several years.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered, Hochar Père et Fils Reds are suitable for vegans; they’re also richly-textured and likely to produce deposits in bottle. This is a feature of most fine wines. Ideally, the wine could be decanted (discarding any sediment) up to one hour before serving at between 16-18°C. This Wine is an ideal choice for casseroles, roasted meats, tuna steaks and Mediterranean dishes.
Hochar Père et Fils Red has often been described as the ‘second’ wine of Chateau Musar, as it does bear some resemblance to the ‘Grand Vin’ but the comparison stops there.
Four years in the making, Hochar Père et Fils Red is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, from a single vineyard near the Bekaa Valley village of Aana, characterised by deep soils over limestone.
The three varietal components are fermented in cement vats, with 6 to 9 months ageing in French oak barrels (from the forest of Nevers) before blending and bottling (unfined and unfiltered).
As with the Chateau Musar Red, the wines are blended to reflect the character of each vintage. After several years’ maturation in bottle, the wines are released a full four years after the harvest.