Sign In / Create Account | Help Shopping: Online Store | Change My Cart: $0.00 (0 Items) My Lists

2004 Chateau Musar (In Store Only)
Back to Products


Select Quantities

$44.99
750ml Bottle
$512.89
Case of 12
Quantity:

Item #52947
Size: 750ml
Type: Red Wine
Country: Lebanon

"This is a rather civilized, laid back Musar. The complicated aging process is best described by the winery: “The wines spent nine months in cement vats and then a year in French Nevers oak barrels and the final blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan rested for another nine months in vats before being bottled?“ The winery describes this as a once-in-a-decade vintage where a heat wave caused notable increases in sugar content in a short time. I sometimes find that is a dangerous description of vineyard conditions with many risks for a winery, but it seems to have turned out well. If you’re comparing, it adds two layers of depth to the 2007 Hochar, although it is quite elegant and graceful in its own right. Most importantly, it has more of an obvious backbone even though it is late-released. Its balance, combining the nice fruit, elegant mid-palate, persistent finish and backbone, gives it a tightly wound, precise and focused demeanor. The tannins are not completely integrated, but not overly hard. They provided some welcome grip and vibrancy and never overwhelmed the wine. In the long run, they should serve this wine in good stead. Overall, it is an exceptionally graceful, somewhat modern and restrained Musar, bright, with that silky texture I saw in the Hochar reviewed this issue, while adding those layers of concentration. The cherry on top is the intensity of fruit flavor – bursts of delicious and juicy fruit on the finish, admittedly nuanced by some of the gamey notes I see here so often. Call it raspberry flavored, though, because the fruit is delicious. The gamey notes were in fact moderate and, at least for my taste, not an issue. As this rather subtle Musar aired out, I liked it more and more. I’ve had Musars that were bigger, burlier, more rustic and more astringent. Here, the subtle start was unremarkable, but it gathered steam, showed remarkable finesse and then won me over. This will certainly do better with food."

Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate - 91pts


Similar Products

2009 Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe

"On the toasty, more modern side of the spectrum, with ambitious roasted fig, apple wood and blueberry confiture notes followed by racy graphite, espresso and blackberry pâte de fruit. Not shy, but has the density for balance."
$33.99 / 750ml Bottle
$193.74 / Case of 6

2011 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis

"This Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of red currant and cranberry mixed with hints of vanilla and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with dried cherry, blackberry, currant and savory herb flavors. The wine has a medium-bodied mouthfeel with round, satin-like tannins."
$44.99 / 750ml Bottle
$512.89 / Case of 12

2011 Orin Swift Papillon

"Bright, ruby red in complexion, the wine bursts with a lively perfume of crushed boysenberry, spring flowers, creme de cassis, and a hint of toast. Upon entry, lush flavors of blackberry tart and ripe plum lead to a juicy mid-palate mix of currant, mocha and dark chocolate. Already well-integrated, polished tannins are present on the finish, which linger effortlessly with just the right amount of power and intensity."
$64.99 / 750ml Bottle
$370.44 / Case of 6
Customer Reviews
There are currently 0 reviews for this product.
Be a trailblazer and write the first one!
© Copyright 1999-2014 Gold Standard Enterprises All rights reserved.

Close