Red

2008 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • mflesh wrote: 93 points

    June 14, 2019 - Nice wine. Although "young" compared to the others I've had which are in the 80's and 90's, this wine is a really nice change of pace. Nose still has the brambly, fruit and tobacco and almost 'foresty' notes that the older ones have a bit more of (and, to me, have QUITE a bit more of). Yet, on the palate this is a combination of sweet and tart fruit. Plum, hint of raisin, tobacco, hint of herb with nice bracing acidity on the finish. I think this wine would go very nicely with a myriad of foods, without trying to compete or outdo those foods. Seems IMO to be more in balance than the ones with 10-20 more years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 5, 2019 - 2001 – 92. A real testament to the winemaker’s skill. See previous verticals. It’s now 18 years old and you can still taste that distinct fresh fruit on the palate. Just starting to get a little lighter now.
    2002 – 90. That sharp spritz that we previously got on the front of the tongue has now finally gone.
    2003 – 89. Odd one out of the evening. More ‘meaty’ and savoury. Went fine with food. We had previously found the 2003 to be much smoother.
    2004 – 92. Yes, back to that medicinal cherry lozenges punch
    2005 – 93. Drinking very well now. Hint of spiciness.
    2007 – 92. A deeper, heavier year. You can still find some 2007’s at the larger retailers and it’s ready. Had the strongest bouquet of the lot
    2007 Magnum – 93. We had fun here, putting a magnum and a standard bottle of the same year up against each other. Was there a difference? Yes. Would you know if you did not have them side by side? Unlikely. This was the star of the night. Ripe fruit. Think warm sunshine.
    2008 – 91. Youngest one here and it shows immediately just looking at the rims comparing it with the others. It was the ‘reliable friend’ – easy drinking, plenty of fruit (evokes Christmas sweet spices) and went well with the cheese course
    A Billecart Salmon 1999 to start. All reds out of the Eurocave the night before, opened in the morning. Smoked duck with asparagus and a walnut dressing to start, beef filet with a shallot and port sauce, potatoes cooked with garlic and thyme, cheeses, rose possett with rhubarb.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Roland67 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 19, 2019 - Beautiful color, like a mature Bordeaux. In the nose cherry and some spicy notes. On the palate cherry, minerality, tobacco and some prunes in the finish. Medium long finish. Interesting. 88-90P

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • vinhslee wrote: 90 points

    February 8, 2019 - Very plummy, with some leather, cedar and earthiness. Not as earthy as most other Musar. Refined, good but not great (by Musar standard).

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  • Will Devize wrote: 90 points

    January 8, 2019 - Spicy nose with admirably pure (for Musar anyway) dark fruits on the palate. Well balanced - this is a big mouthful of wine but very drinkable nonetheless.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 5017469110800, 5017469117403, 5017469120809, 6017352110800, 611482031118, 611482364414, 611482981307

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 86 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,523 (81%)
  • Consumed 507 (16%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

BBQ, Beef, Lam, Lamb, Sopp, Storfe, but cam on the heavy body side., chermoula, could tolerate moderate spice., Entrecôte

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