Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.2180 ratings
9.240 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
Ed Lehrman

What can one say—Musar tastes like Musar. This one at 19 was surprisingly youthful. Penetrating licorice root and herbs with plenty of currant flavor, leather, and good structure. Glad I have 2 bottles left as this one will develop further.

What can one say—Musar tastes like Musar. This one at 19 was surprisingly youthful. Penetrating licorice root and herbs with plenty of currant flavor, leather, and good structure. Glad I have 2 bottles left as this one will develop further.

Nov 12th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1999 | wow! A Burgundian smell with rosehip and barnyard, very impressive. Awesome balance and very long aftertaste. A treat!

Vintage 1999 | wow! A Burgundian smell with rosehip and barnyard, very impressive. Awesome balance and very long aftertaste. A treat!

Jun 9th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2001 | a matured Lady, classic, tertiaire tones, a bit drying aftertaste

Vintage 2001 | a matured Lady, classic, tertiaire tones, a bit drying aftertaste

Jun 9th, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

Very secondary but still retaining loads of sweet fruit. Plums, figs, chocolate, coffee, cherry compote and leather are bursting forth right now. Double-decanted and tasted with Marc Hochar in Napa.

Very secondary but still retaining loads of sweet fruit. Plums, figs, chocolate, coffee, cherry compote and leather are bursting forth right now. Double-decanted and tasted with Marc Hochar in Napa.

Apr 21st, 2018
Kevin Cuturi

Very interesting wine. Colour - ruby. Aroma - oaky. Tastes like a Spanish Ribera. Rich wine, yet retaining a certain level of finesse. Would buy again.

Very interesting wine. Colour - ruby. Aroma - oaky. Tastes like a Spanish Ribera. Rich wine, yet retaining a certain level of finesse. Would buy again.

2 people found it helpfulAug 9th, 2014
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!

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2019
Nico J. Snyman

Loving these slightly developed Musar, for their price they are equal to some of the best wines from Bordeaux/Rhône, depending on the vintage.

Loving these slightly developed Musar, for their price they are equal to some of the best wines from Bordeaux/Rhône, depending on the vintage.

Dec 5th, 2016
Ryan Wofford

Now is the time! Decanted 2 hrs, cloudy thinning hue, funky nose of vegetation, moss & wet stone. Still delivered rich fruit & poise.

Now is the time! Decanted 2 hrs, cloudy thinning hue, funky nose of vegetation, moss & wet stone. Still delivered rich fruit & poise.

May 15th, 2016
Jon Paul Leos

Ohhh Baby

Ohhh Baby

Feb 7th, 2016
Christian Gourdin

Alcoholic, needed more time to open up. Rich big wine from Lebanon!

Alcoholic, needed more time to open up. Rich big wine from Lebanon!

Dec 10th, 2015