Red

1978 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley

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  • Goldstone wrote: 93 points

    June 1, 2012 - Five Decades of Chateau Musar....with Serge Hochar (Shanghai Room, Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong): Tasted blind as one of 12 vintages over 5 decades. Small serving. Amazing bright-jeweled transparent ruby colour....it must be a 1990s. Nose is reticent......you really have to chase it down corridors to get a whiff of the classic musar elements. Palate is absolutely classic Musar.......complex fruits, tons of exotic dry spices in an Eastern market, broodingly thunderous power rumbling in the background, gorgeous dusky powdered tannins like the dust from old bricks. Lovely! The 1978 is always a consistent pleasure....too bad it was only a small tasting....this one of the wines that would have shown better as a bottle drank on its own over a long evening. My #3, group's #3.

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  • Winevestor commented:

    7/21/13, 11:26 AM - After your comment the other day, I went looking for a '78. Looks like I've found one. I will probably have it sometime this winter. I'll do a TN then. Thanks for the heads-up.

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