Popped and poured; consumed over three days. The 2017 Musar “Hochar Pere et Fils” presents a deep garnet color with a near opaque core. Moderate staining of the tears. On the nose the wine is funky cherry accompanied by desiccated strawberry, leather, damp earth, espresso, baking chocolate, and some exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the fruit characteristics and non-fruit characteristics whilst adding a licorice, prunes and a woody note reminiscent of a hollowed out log. I have to say…after some time (Day 3), it’s just the slightest bit mousy...showing some volatility too…but well within my acceptable range for it. Finishes long, lasting well over a minute. Savory. A tremendous wine with a very Old World (Ancient) sensibility. The best vintage of “Hochar” I have had to date? To my taste, yes. — a month ago
Oaky and with bottle age, but still definitely Muscadet, and ‘still fresh’ — 7 days ago
Nose is miraculous seashells. Pure clean ocean breeze. Fantastic. Gorgeous classic chablis.
Palate is so clean. Gods lemon juice. So mineral. Elite balance. Wow. So juicy.
Long juicy finish. — 17 days ago
First time trying the 2016 in 2022. Very smooth, lovely wine. Alas, last bottle. — 11 days ago
Very nice Chardonnay. Ripe melons, honey & vanilla. Oaky as I like them! — a month ago