Red

1989 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    September 29, 2018 - This bottle was a huge disappointment, imported by Negotiants USA Inc in Sonoma, CA. It's missing the magic of any of the bottles that I've had in the past that Broadbent imported, it honestly reminded me of a bad blend of California Cabernet, Carignan, and Cinsault. Over-oaked, and stewed red fruits...I'm never buying another bottle of Musar imported by this company again. I would recommend anyone that likes Musar AVOID wines imported by this company.

  • AsiaTraveller88 Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 17, 2018 - From a half bottle. Excellent pale colour. Long cork. Fresh nose of dark fruit and spices, typical of Musar, Bordeaux like but with something extra and typical. Long, smooth, harmonious to drink. Clearly old but perfectly presented. Dark fruit, complexity and a hint of olives. Reminds me that I have often quoted Musar as my favorite wine. Excellent.

  • cct wrote: 93 points

    February 8, 2018 - Double decanted for sediment and drunk over two nights

    There is wildness to the nose. Meat and blood, leather, dark berry fruits, rusty nails, iodine, and asphalt. Savory and herbal as much as fruit driven. Full bodied, rich and layered. Wild, dark, more rusty nails, asphalt, roasted rare meat, with some white pepper that adds to the fruit and earthy main themes. A complicated, very long, world class wine. It gained in fruit and depth overnight. Early peak. 93

  • Bordeauxman wrote: 91 points

    November 22, 2017 - Light almost Burgundy color. Mature floral nose. Red fruit with shuttle forest floor nose. With an hour of air the taste is crisp crushed red fruit and seared meat. Excellent wine and time to drink. I would not recommend another 10 years in the cellar but this bottle was from Acker Auction.

  • AV2012 wrote: 87 points

    January 20, 2017 - From magnum. A dividing wine. Some loved it, but I found a troubling amount of VA in it - it had some tart and edgy notes due to this. Otherwise it was nice and typical.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2017, Issue #67, Château Musar The World’s Most Heroic Wine

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/14/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Chateau Musar) Bricked medium red violet color with pale meniscus; mature, redolent, milk chocolate, light tobacco, sweet sage, sweet herbs, cigar box nose; very tasty, maturing, dried black fruit, spice box palate; long finish 95+ points

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 17.5 points

    (Chateau Musar (Bekaa Valley)) A fading red-brick hue, typical for Musar, this being the case on the nose as well as on its appearance. Sweet, gamey, leathery, spicy, smoky, full of cloves and roast meats, with a background vein that is slightly lifted and volatile, this will please fans of Musar everywhere. Quite light now on the palate, with the volatility suggested by the nose, here the aromas matched by evolved and gamey flavours set against a fading and increasingly lean palate. This should keep going for some time yet, although I suspect it is on a slow downwards slope from now on. Very fine though. Drink up - or at least start doing so!

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2009 (link) 95 points

    (Chateau Musar) Bricking medium red color with pale meniscus; focused, beef brisket, blackberry and dark chocolate nose; tart cherry, berry and black raspberry palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/21/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Chateau Musar) Pale brick red color; pruney, Amarone, dried cherry nose; tasty, Amarone-like dried cherry and raisin palate; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2004 (link) 18 points

    (Chateau Musar) A mature hue, showing the pallor of age, but still with decent density at the core. A lovely nose, full of meat and leather character, with macerated fruits, prunes, dates and a hint of cloves. The palate is impressive. It has a rich, supple, velvety texture, with plenty of sweetly mature fruit. A touch creamy, it still has some peppery tannins showing through the midpalate and finish. What a presence - delicious - and yet will still improve with another three to five years in the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • 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 5017469118905, 611482000039

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  • In Cellars 349 (77%)
  • Consumed 102 (23%)

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