Red

1984 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 11, 2019 - Grange Park Opera (An evening with Joyce DiDonato). Walnut Tree Restaurant - BYO.
    Reconditioned at Ch Musar.
    Aerated and back-decanted for transportation. As per my earlier notes - a unique, almost porty Musar due to the long delay getting the (extremely limited quantity of) grapes to the winery North of Beirut from the Bekaa Valley during the height of the civil war in '84. Hopefully, in the circumstances, never to be reproduced in this style again but nonetheless the finest wine (in my view) that Musar has ever produced.
    Perfect accompaniment for our roast fillet of beef and for sipping with a selection of cheese.
    Will hold up at least 40yrs from vintage - if not 50.

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  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 7, 2019 - As per my note of December '18. By force majeure a stylistically unique vintage of Musar unsurpassed (in my experience) by any other.
    5 more to go - should hold up till 2024 at least.

  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 7, 2018 - Dinner with friends.
    2 bottles back-decanted for 90 minutes; identical characteristics. Unctuous spiced fruit core. Earth, truffle etc (see first note) and the amazing Musar gunflint minerality providing balance. Unique unintentionally outstanding product from a fraught year in Lebanese history.
    Good for at least 40yrs from vintage.

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  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 10, 2018 - Reconditioned direct from Ch Musar.
    45 minute decant. Dark red/brown, very slightly opaque - significant meniscus. Truffle, earth and spice enveloped by viscous, tongue-coating almost caramelised black hedgefruit. Immense concentration, velvety and intrinsically off-dry but brought into balance with that Musar mineral core that is still very much present. Fabulous; and remarkable given the history of this rare war-affected vintage.
    The structure to easily make 40 years from vintage - if not 50. No rush. Eight more to go - do I have the restraint?! 95+

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  • DrZett wrote: 92 points

    November 12, 2017 - Still in beautiful condition and some years ahead. Drank at Decanter FWE London.

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  • By Christelle Guibert
    Chateau Musar Masterclass 2017, 12/11/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1984
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal Red Blend
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  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
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  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 40 (80%)
  • Consumed 10 (20%)

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