2009 Musar "Jeune" Rouge (Previously $17)
Gorgeous on the nose with a blast of fresh red fruit, violets and smoke, Musarís Jeune is unabashed in its youth and verve compared to the more austere Gaston Hochar line. The palate boasts the same deeply concentrated fruit, but with a freshness and acidity that lingers to a smoky, leather-accented finish.
Musar Jeune is the new generation of Musar. Inspired by Serge Hochar's famously vibrant and youthful approach to life, the Jeune ('young' in French) wines are made for drinking today. Young, fresh, vigorous, and unfettered by oak, these are wines bursting with classic Musar character. This peppery and red-fruited blend of Syrah, Cinsault, and Cabernet Sauvignon proves Lebanon's mettle for fine red wine once and for all!