Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.2220 ratings
9.267 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
Alicia Cypress

Musar always takes you on a journey and this was no different! Probably a bit better with another decade of age, but who has the patience!

Musar always takes you on a journey and this was no different! Probably a bit better with another decade of age, but who has the patience!

Jun 8th, 2018
Jay Kline

I haven’t had the 2005 Chateau Musar Rouge since it was released whilst living in the Middle East. Recently, I picked up a half case each of the 2005 Rouge and Blanc since it’s an anniversary wine for Holly and I. One thing is certain, no one could ever accuse Serge (and now Gaston) for making boring wines. Decanted for five hours prior to drinking. This had a crazy bouquet of grapefruit, brambles and strawberries, pipe tobacco, wild flowers, horse blanket. Delicious red fruit, spices and earth on the palate. Tannins are still present but much more integrated than when I had this on release. Examples like this bottle will continue to age gracefully for years to come. QPR is through the freaking roof.

I haven’t had the 2005 Chateau Musar Rouge since it was released whilst living in the Middle East. Recently, I picked up a half case each of the 2005 Rouge and Blanc since it’s an anniversary wine for Holly and I. One thing is certain, no one could ever accuse Serge (and now Gaston) for making boring wines. Decanted for five hours prior to drinking. This had a crazy bouquet of grapefruit, brambles and strawberries, pipe tobacco, wild flowers, horse blanket. Delicious red fruit, spices and earth on the palate. Tannins are still present but much more integrated than when I had this on release. Examples like this bottle will continue to age gracefully for years to come. QPR is through the freaking roof.

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2018
Becca Goodall

Actually the white blend...

Actually the white blend...

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2014
Joyce Lin

Red and dark berry with some plum and prune note. Slightly salty with savory herb, touch of leather, earthy tone. Great Lebanon wine.

Red and dark berry with some plum and prune note. Slightly salty with savory herb, touch of leather, earthy tone. Great Lebanon wine.

Jan 4th, 2017
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.9

Loads of VA. Cleaner than expected. Long life ahead

Loads of VA. Cleaner than expected. Long life ahead

Dec 27th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Richer than the '01, drinking really well, would like to see it in a couple of years though.

Richer than the '01, drinking really well, would like to see it in a couple of years though.

Dec 5th, 2016
Michael Smith

Oh it Bretts so good! Like the cutest sheep you've ever seen took a dump. Also featuring other yummy flavors!

Oh it Bretts so good! Like the cutest sheep you've ever seen took a dump. Also featuring other yummy flavors!

May 14th, 2016
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

9.5

Celebrating you tonight Serge by introducing some humans to the good vibrations of your soul ~

Celebrating you tonight Serge by introducing some humans to the good vibrations of your soul ~

Mar 14th, 2016
Ludovic Anacleto

Decanted 2 hours prior drinking. Served with middle eastern flavored cuisine. A great wine indeed, with a unique personality and flavor profile. It's spicy, warm and classy with a touch of dirt.

Decanted 2 hours prior drinking. Served with middle eastern flavored cuisine. A great wine indeed, with a unique personality and flavor profile. It's spicy, warm and classy with a touch of dirt.

Jul 1st, 2015
Don Davis

Another stunning Musar! LOVE THIS WINE!

Another stunning Musar! LOVE THIS WINE!

May 3rd, 2015