Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.22173 ratings
9.3594 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

1995 vintage. This bottle isn't as spectacular as the 1997 I've had recently, but it's still a great wine. High-toned nose with a level of volatile acidity that typically creates heated debates. It might turn off enologists, but enchant old-school Rioja lovers. Being more on the latter's side, this wine delivers on sheer complexity and length in an absolutely unique style. Well worth seeking out.

1995 vintage. This bottle isn't as spectacular as the 1997 I've had recently, but it's still a great wine. High-toned nose with a level of volatile acidity that typically creates heated debates. It might turn off enologists, but enchant old-school Rioja lovers. Being more on the latter's side, this wine delivers on sheer complexity and length in an absolutely unique style. Well worth seeking out.

Oct 15th, 2019
Bassel Sommelier

Even more delicate than the 1999. Too many sediments but nothing takes away from the freshness of the wine and softness of the tannins

Even more delicate than the 1999. Too many sediments but nothing takes away from the freshness of the wine and softness of the tannins

Sep 21st, 2019
Stefan Dolhain

1997 vintage. I love Musar reds, and this 1997 is no exception. Like a hypothetical blend of great Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Barolo, traditional Rioja and left bank Bordeaux. Amazing complexity and a truly unique style. And it remains one of the greatest values in the world of wine, less than 50 euros in 2019!

1997 vintage. I love Musar reds, and this 1997 is no exception. Like a hypothetical blend of great Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Barolo, traditional Rioja and left bank Bordeaux. Amazing complexity and a truly unique style. And it remains one of the greatest values in the world of wine, less than 50 euros in 2019!

Sep 17th, 2019
Daron Watson

Aromas of dark berries and cherry, a plummy musk, and wafts of kretek ~ pronounced pastilles on the palate meld into the herbs de Provence coated lamb shanks infused with lavender, honey, thyme, basil and Dijon mustard ~ killer pairing!

Aromas of dark berries and cherry, a plummy musk, and wafts of kretek ~ pronounced pastilles on the palate meld into the herbs de Provence coated lamb shanks infused with lavender, honey, thyme, basil and Dijon mustard ~ killer pairing!

Jul 24th, 2019
Jay Kline

It’s been six years or so since I had the 2003 and my goodness has time been kind to this! Decanted two hour prior to dinner. The color was a very striking dark ruby with very little sign of deterioration. There was sediment but decanting helped mitigate most of it. The nose was magnificent: dark cherries, blackberries, baked apples, cinnamon, nutmeg...and there was spiced meat with paprika. On the palate, it told a very similar story. The finish was looooong and remarkably savory! Positively mouthwatering. There’s no doubt in my mind that the 2003 has got a decade or more left in the tank. What a treat.

It’s been six years or so since I had the 2003 and my goodness has time been kind to this! Decanted two hour prior to dinner. The color was a very striking dark ruby with very little sign of deterioration. There was sediment but decanting helped mitigate most of it. The nose was magnificent: dark cherries, blackberries, baked apples, cinnamon, nutmeg...and there was spiced meat with paprika. On the palate, it told a very similar story. The finish was looooong and remarkably savory! Positively mouthwatering. There’s no doubt in my mind that the 2003 has got a decade or more left in the tank. What a treat.

Jul 7th, 2019
Edmond Bordelon

The nose is very harsh. With a strong earthiness and dirty socks. However the pairing with dates and lamb work well with the Lebanese origin.

The nose is very harsh. With a strong earthiness and dirty socks. However the pairing with dates and lamb work well with the Lebanese origin.

May 5th, 2019
Adam Kincaid

Where the younger et Fils range is bright and alive with ripened fruits, this is certainly more wise and gentle. Dried plums, plenty of spice, still in its prime almost two generations later. Phenomenal juice.

Where the younger et Fils range is bright and alive with ripened fruits, this is certainly more wise and gentle. Dried plums, plenty of spice, still in its prime almost two generations later. Phenomenal juice.

May 4th, 2019
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.5

Truly singular wine in unobstructed flight.

Truly singular wine in unobstructed flight.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

A spicy meat a ball

A spicy meat a ball

Apr 21st, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

One of my favorites

One of my favorites

Mar 22nd, 2019