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1998 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • enthusiastic_amateur wrote: 82 points

    July 3, 2023 - Dilute & watery body combined with dried out fruit. Not a good showing for this producer.



  • passe.la.bouteille commented:

    7/3/23, 11:09 AM - Might have been a bottle problem ? My last 4 bottles were amazing.

  • enthusiastic_amateur commented:

    7/3/23, 12:26 PM - Could very well be bottle variation. There are comments about bottle variation in the thread. This bottle was not flawed or heat damaged. But certainly not as good as past bottles.

  • sjmuller50 commented:

    7/3/23, 12:36 PM - I had an ‘01 that presented thin and angular recently - nearly poured it down the sink but double-decanted it, forgot it for three days, remembered it was still there eventually and it was delightful - had recovered its body, balance and flavour. You never know with Musar. Out of interest , had your bottle had any decant ?

  • enthusiastic_amateur commented:

    7/3/23, 12:52 PM - Yes. Poured out into decanter, rinsed & dried the bottle, then back into the bottle -- 3 hours. Back into decanter -- 2 hours.

    I've saved a vile of it off, will return to it in a few days to see if anything changes.

  • sjmuller50 commented:

    7/3/23, 1:05 PM - Ah, yes, that’s my exact Musar ‘protocol’ usually - sounds like this might have indeed been a genuinely flawed bottle ! Unless that vial you’ve saved suddenly turns sublime ;)

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