April 13, 2019 - Still alive - just - but lacks pleasure. Very light colour, warm-ish resin on the nose and a hint of suppleness on the palate, but nothing I'm too keen to drink if I'm being honest...
February 5, 2019 - Corked
January 19, 2019 - This was never a strong vintage for Musar...It's bricked at the core leading out to a tawny rim. The nose smells "sweet", like someone rolled old strawberries in turbinado sugar, mushrooms, molasses, and old/stale clove cigarettes. The palate is the only saving grace with this wine...while its not as upsetting as the nose, it still tastes old, almost like tasting the evolution of something that's decaying in real time. Tastes of bruised Strawberries, old blueberries, and fresh clove and spice. It's so interesting and unlike anything else I've encountered. I can't say that I'm not enjoying it, but I'd say it's more a cerebral interest than enjoyable flavors. If you have some of these...I'd open one now. I can't imagine where this will go with time, but I'm glad this is my last bottle as I don't expect it will bring pleasure or interest for too long.
September 28, 2018 - From 375 ml. Elegant nose of sandalwood, red currants, boysenberries and cherries, all slightly fermented. Some spice as well. Not much VA. Really nice. On the palate a bit thinner and not very long. Still good but was probably better a few years back. Larger formats migh show better.
September 25, 2018 - I really like Musar but not this vintage. Thin and both nose and taste is not pleasure for me.
June 11, 2018 - Amen!
June 3, 2018 - Fantastic stuff. Drinking really well indeed. Nice complexity and richness. Veering towards animal notes. Nice acid and fruit balance still. Fresh seam running through. Unusual.
January 28, 2018 - From a half bottle, decanted for 30 mins. Excellent red cherries, with a touch of barnyard and perhaps a hint of VA on the nose, very elegant. The palate is even better, red cherries here too with just a tiny bit of sweetness to fill out the wine, good tannins. A very light and elegant Musar, yet packs a punch. Excellent!
January 6, 2018 - Ganska Tunn!
March 29, 2017 - Holy cow. Etherial and absolutely lovely, and this is from a half bottle which I worried might be over the hill. If you like Musar, this is the stuff. Not too much VA or brett, just that wonderful alchemical combo of weirdness Musar manages at its best. Wife says she tastes mackerel, but she loves mackerel.