Chateau Musar Rouge 1999 75cl

Chateau Musar Rouge 1999 75cl

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Key Info

Type Red
Country Lebanon
Vintage 1999
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan
Style Red- Full-bodied

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1999 14% An exceptional year, starting with a dry winter, leading to a fresh spring and good flowering (although yields were reduced by aridity). Summer was mild; July and August cloudy; September hot and sunny, enabling grapes to achieve high levels of alcohol, acidity and extract. Listed in 1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die: Rich fruit and ripe flavours; drinking beautifully. Neil Beckett, October 2008. Licorice and rustic dust notes, broiled black fruit and hints of cranberry, musk and asphalt. Ripe and round at its core, then develops a lean mineral focus. Radiant, but intensely funky. - Greg Carlstrom, The San Francisco Chronicle, 10th January 2008. Musar 1999 - it rocks. It's harmonious, complex, exotic and more-ish. This is world class wine. Lovely now but will continue to develop for ages. 93/100 Jamie Goode,, October 6th 2007.

"1999: This is the basic palette from which Serge Hochar, no dry academician, creates his blends:

- First, a Cinsault from a single, soil-rich vineyard in Ana: deep core, young Provencal scent; delicious flavour, wonderful richness and flesh. Soft tannins.

- Next, a Cinsault from Ammiq's very gravelly soil: fragrant, lighter style, more charm.

- Then Carignan from a lighter soil in the Ana district: Deep, velvety; spicy garrigue scent (I was reminded of Corbires in the Languedoc), flavour more aromatic. Lastly, Cabernet Sauvignon from Kefraya's rocky soil: very deep purple; sweet, lovely crisp flavour, excellent tannins and acidity.

- End taste of violets and blackcurrants."

In the Chateau Musar cellars, Dec 1999

Michael Broadbent


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