White

2005 Chateau Musar Blanc

White Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • bbell73271 Likes this wine:

    July 4, 2019 - Toasty and robust with a clean, linear and lasting finish. Honeyed overtones hit nose and palate marrying sweet, nutty notes with a pleasant dose of salinity. Showing beautifully, though the wine isn’t lacking in possibility with a few more years of sleep.

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  • thesternowl Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 25, 2019 - First of a small tranche of six bottles supplied directly from the importer and my first experience with Musar’s Blanc. Opened an hour before serving...should have been much longer. Light golden color...striking to behold. Wild aromas of marmalade, stone fruits, orange blossom. On the palate it’s much the same with lovely acidity and minerality. This bottle came across remarkably young. The late Serge Hochar once said that his white wines seemed to become more fresh with age. That statement, at the time, seemed absurd to me but what the hell do I know. This bottle seems to prove he was right and that he had and incredible understanding of his wines. I’m in no particular rush to drink my five remaining bottles but one thing is for certain, I will likely decant my next bottle for an extended period, similar to the way I treat their Rouge. World class.

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  • bbell73271 Likes this wine:

    June 26, 2018 - Really broad, waxy, slightly oxidized, and brimming with interest right after opening but unfortunately tails off a bit after being open and warming for a while, which is how Serge said this wine should be served.
    A cousin to Kalin, Lopez de Heredia, and Ganevat but very much it’s own thing. Seems a little thin but there’s no telling if it’s on the way up or down. This wine can evolve for years under good conditions and I’ve had great bottles from the seventies and late sixties.

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  • ve23 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 26, 2018 - Musar & Yquem on March 26, 2018 (Maritozzo, Moscow): 93/100

    Fresh and yet somewhat lush white Musar 2005. Dried mango and pineapple in dominance, acidity firmly supports its lively palate.

    My call it is at peak now, but has stamina to go on for years. Very good.

    Musar & Yquem at Maritozzo, 26 March 2018

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  • Bakerbd Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 17, 2018 - Waxy, tropical, oxidative

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 5017469170507, 611482060484

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (4%)
  • In Cellars 283 (67%)
  • Consumed 122 (29%)

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