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Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar White 2004


Recommendation: If your an adventurous wine drinker, try this one and you will not be disappointed…it’s delicious and a VERY special wine.

Winery/Producer:Gaston Hochar; Chateau Muscar, Lebanon.

Grape Variety: Blend: Obaideh and Merwah

Geographic Region, Appellation: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Vintage: 2004

Price: $42.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened and recorked for 5-days. Crystal clear oat straw color. Aromas of Sherry and citrus blossoms. Creamy, a tiny bit oxidized, full bodied, but with lots of delicious acidity and yeasty orange taste. A finish that has lots of tart flavors and lingers on and on. We first had this at a Caviste Wine Shop Broadbent Selections tasting and it blew us away. It was the most unique and delicious wine at the tasting…and it was even better at home after being opened a while. To some this may be like “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, but to me it was a VERY unique wine that I really liked and will have again, even though it’s quite expensive. If your an adventurous wine drinker, try this one and you will not be disappointed…it’s delicious and a VERY special wine.

    She said: We had this with Brie cheese and didn’t like the pairing, but having it without food this time showed its potential. I don’t know what food would best go with it but don’t care because it is a very unique wine and I enjoy sipping it without other competing or complementary tastes. The first smell and taste suggests sherry, which I love, but subsequent tastes bring more into play. Creamy, with complex flavors the wine had a refreshing acidity that lasted into the long succulent finish. I tried it with unsalted peanuts and salted pretzels but decided it was delicious all on its own.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 6 11482 06013 2

Imported by: Broadbent Selections; Richmond, Virginia.