Red

1995 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 161

  • LWI wrote: 93 points

    August 10, 2020 - Volatile, sweet and sour, complex, long, fresh. Paired extremely well with Mediterranean seasoned lamb.

  • millej Likes this wine:

    March 28, 2020 - This was consumed before and during the Zoom call with Marc Hochar on Wine Berserkers with notes taken in real time:

    Just decanted my last bottle of 1995 Musar in preparation for tonight's call. Nose is soft with hints of cherry. Palate is light with good acidity. Some dark plummy fruit coming in on the finish.

    My previous bottle of the 1995 was more in the lifted, bretty all over the place wonderfulness that Musar can do. This is a more elegant, refined wine. If I were tasting it blind I'd probably guess Burgundy. Beautiful but not what I was expecting.

    Will follow over the course of the next few hours with dinner and then with the Zoom conference and report in here.

    With air and some broiled lamb chops a gorgeous earthy, loamy note is emerging.

    Over the course of the Zoom conference a spicy note emerged and just now about 2 hours after decanting the nose suddenly exploded. Wow! More of a strawberry note on the palate now. Much greater depth and persistence now. Having it with a bit of Comte during the call.

  • Turnmeroyalblue wrote:

    January 31, 2020 - Undecided. Smoked meats, barnyard, very funky. Chicken poop?! Acquired taste that’s unforgettable. Structured with tannins, probably best paired with sweet bread, red meats, Pigeon. Funkiness gives ways to red fruits; sweetness on the front palette.

  • KenPlace wrote: 92 points

    May 28, 2019 - Very consistent from opening through the end of the bottle. Somewhat sweet fruit profle, with what seemed a mixture of Bordeaux, Rhone and a touch of Burgundy. Still has lots of life.

  • LWI wrote: 90 points

    March 6, 2019 - Dried fruit and logs, volatile, Cognac feel, some spice; medium weight and quite long, a complex finish, no tannin, high acidity makes it unbalanced, burning alcohol sensation - I wonder what the ABV really is. Interesting, complex, but wild and volatile with alcoholic finish.

    A half-emptied glass held up very well on day 2, a bit more harmonious.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/14/2016 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar) Bricked medium dark red violet color; mature, roasted berry, VA, black cherry, lavender pastille nose; mature, black cherry, spice, dried cherry, ripe berry, black raspberry, lavender pastille, coriander palate; long finish 93+ points

Sommelier Journal

  • By Kelli White
    April 2009 (link)

    (Château Musar Red) Elegant and perfumed nose with confected elements like candied figs and violets. Subtle, savory tones of sweat and bacon grease develop in the glass. Fuller in the mouth than the nose would indicate. Startlingly long finish. Terroir: Bekaa Valley

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2007 (link) 95 points

    (Chateau Musar) Decanted for 2 hours at the restaurant. Medium red color with pale edges; lovely mature, rich, cherry and horseradish nose; tasty, tart cherry, horseradish, tangy, medium-plus finish (I poured this as a mystery wine, after letting it decant for nearly two hours. Guesses included older Chateauneuf du Pape and 2000 Clos des Papes. It even garnered two votes for WOTF.)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/4/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Chateau Musar) Medium red color with pale meniscus; barnyard, horseradish nose; tasty, tart cherry and horseradish palate with depth and focus, but needs more time; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 5017469119308, 5017469119506, 611482000268, 611482012995

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 890 (60%)
  • Consumed 586 (39%)

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Community Recommendations

Angus, duck and lamb courses, Game, Lamb, Lamb Chops

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