A mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, of Carignan with a dominance of Cinsault and a hint of Grenache, the Hochar Pere et Fils is partially aged in oak vats from 6 to 9 months. It is bottled in its 2nd year before being released to the market. Chateau Musar recommends decanting prior to serving.
Warmth, sharpness, and ripeness are key here. Strawberries, oak and cassis on the nose. The open, accessible palate structure is enlivened by blackberry and cassis with a hint of green pepper, with ripe, soft tannins lending complexity; and a long, silky finish.
A nose saturated with Mediterranean character and exuberant aromas of ripe fruits and spices. Its concentrated, palate has a fine tannin texture and attractive lively black fruits which last through to a long finish.
A fruity nose of raspberries, blackcurrant and vanilla with some tobacco. In the mouth, it has power and length with balanced and mellow tannins that get softer with time, taking on leathery and cedar characters. Complex and rich with good length.