Chateau Musar, blanc, 2010
Château Musar Blanc comes from two ancient native varieties that grow in the Bekaa Valley. The Obaideh variety grows at the foot of the hill on rocky and calcareous soils and the Merwah is planted on the hill on calcareous gravel soils at an altitude of 1,400 metres. They are cultivated using traditional agriculture and the harvest is low-yield but high-quality.
Château Musar Blanc is a mature white wine with intense aromas of ripe white fruits, citrus fruits and nuts. On the palate it is creamy, rich and dry with seductive notes and a long and persistent finish.
Chateau Musar, Rouge, 1998
This is a Cinsault dominated wine eminates from a fairly cool vintage thus it is elegant with plenty of finesse. It has good depth on the palate with some developed notes of game and a good acidity. Although it is not a heavy wine, it has good staying power on the palate and will be very pleasing to Bordeaux drinkers and Lebasnese lovers alike.
Chateau Musar, Rouge, 2000
The colour is a deep dark red, perhaps darker than usual at Chateau Musar. The nose is a complex intriguing mixture of figs, prunes, leather, dark tea, tobacco, black olives and spices with a certain earthiness. On the palate you will find ripe black cherries, figs, damsons – even chocolate and olives. There is good acidity with nice smooth tannins resulting in a wine which is full bodied, rich and velvety with a very long finish.
Meerlust, Rubicon, 2006
Very deep, youthful colour, intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedarwood and intense spiciness. Still very young but brooding, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
15 – 20 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
Complements: Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese Ideally served at 18°C – 20°C.
Sula – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016
Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best restaurants worldwide. A smooth, medium-bodied red wine accentuated by ripe cherry and plum fruit, with attractive aromas of black pepper.
91 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
“Aromas of blackberry, cherry preserves, white chocolate and a hint of green pepper prepare the taste buds for flavors of forest-fruit, smoked pork, black pepper, violet and almond blossom. A trio of fruit, savory tones and spice travels across the palate on a layer of smooth tannins, leading to a smoky finish.” M.D. (12/31/2014)
Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2018
Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best restaurants worldwide. Herbaceous, crisp and dry, with aromas of bell peppers, freshly cut green grass and refreshing acidity on the palate.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage).
“Aromas of pink grapefruit, grass and coriander seed open the palate of this wine. Passion fruit, apricot, green apple and freshly chopped parsley mark the palate, with a touch of iodine on the finish. M.D.” (12/31/2014)