Still a very robust wine. Not in the least past its prime. There’s a lot of fruit left, but there’s also a lot of oak., even after 26 years. This has dried out the wine a little bit. Don’t make too much out of my criticism. The wine is very enjoyable, so the bottle was finished without any complaints from my friends at the table.
89/100. — 7 months ago
20 years old now. Firmly on its plateau of maturity. Certainly not dried out: still lots of cassis, kirsch, rose petal and tobacco aromas. Tannins have disappeared, dissolved in a thick, almost port-like wine. Good and long aftertaste. One of the better bottles of Musar I have tasted. Don’t be afraid to give Musar some time. 92/100. — a year ago
Lynch Bages 2000. Will this get any better? Very open nose of dark berries, leather, cigar box and white pepper. Some secondary notes are emerging. Some soft tannins remain, lending the wine structure and backbone. Long and persistent aftertaste. Very enjoyable wine indeed! 96/100. — a year ago
The wine is almost ready to drink. The nose is dominated by its (very long) upbringing: lots of leather, overwhelming the red and black fruit. It’s as if the barrels absorbed some of the wine’s fruit and substance. Nevertheless, the wine is very enjoyable. It is medium bodied, retaining some fine tannins and matches perfectly with the grilled lamb chops. 90/100. — a year ago
Like always a true gentleman, somewhat lean but very sophisticated. Silky wine with fruit preserved. Very little signs of evolution. Very aristocratic but lacks some flesh. Still very enjoyable. — 2 years ago