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Community Tasting Notes (136) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • No formal notes. Perfect cork. No seepage. Aerial wine, reminds me of Reynaud wines.
    Will be drinking very well until 2030 at least.
    14% abv

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  • Complex as always. Similarities with the Rayas tasted tonight, just more tannic and intense. Probably at it's peak, but will remain there for quite a while.

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  • Nose of still quite primary dark currant, earth, some balsamic tones, similar palate with nice acidity, decent though well integrated tannins and some austerity on the finish

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  • Complex wine... old, dried grape on the nose... full ripe dark fruit in the mouth, caramelized... long aftertaste. Doubt if indeed it could improve with longer aging as most tasters are saying. But what a quality wine this is!

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  • Another vertical tasting, this time 15 months from the last one. Some subtle changes over the years, yet interestingly, most of the characters of each vintage stayed the same.
    1999 – Amazing. Still going strong for a 16year old wine. Smoothest of the lot. ‘Clean-on’ colour – clear and not thickened. Some wood and very well integrated tannins. Softer now. Suggest drink up if you have any left in stock. Score 92
    2000 – Clean fruity rich nose. Slightly lighter but still good acidity on the palate. Score 91
    2001 – So much fruit still for a 14yo wine. Score 92
    2002 – Still that phenolic spritz – you could tell from just the cork. It’s the one that really stood out. It has finally mellowed though and now drinkable. Still needs more time. Score 88, yet has potential to get much better
    2003 – Snappier than the 04. Plenty of blackcurrant. Just a hint of fizz. Will last a while yet. Score 91
    2004 – This one is the smooth operator – silky smooth and softly sweet. Score 92
    2005 – Still some tannin but good structure and fruit. A favourite. Score 92
    2007 – Surprisingly ‘ready’ for a young Musar. This is the year you will find in most retailers. Score 91

    We started with shredded duck, then a reduced Consomme (beware the Heston way with ice – takes days to melt in the fridge), individual parcels of Beef Wellington, a Cheese (Livarot, Ossau Iraty and Fourme d’Ambert) course, then a Vanilla Pannacotta with Poached Rhubarb. The older wines went better with the earlier courses, and the younger sweeter ones more suited the cheeses and dessert.

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