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, www.wineanorak.com, October 6th 2007.