White

1999 Chateau Musar Blanc

White Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • Tripowski Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 11, 2019 - Depth to the colour. Retains a lot of freshness despite the oxidative style, so has the acidity to match the depth of flavour. Interesting herbal notes.

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    January 5, 2019 - Great performance. Notes of oranges, honey, silkey. no oxidised notes for me. Great wine after 20 years !!

  • Goldstone Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 4, 2019 - Drank over lunch at L'Atelier de Joel Robouchon in Hong Kong (where it is a massively good value stand-out on their voluminous wine list). Briefly decanted. Deep urine gold. Nose of almond, marzipan and stollen. Palate is medium acidity and sufficiency correct slight oxidisation along with lanolin and soft well-ripe peach fruit in its late summer phase. Not as much Musar spice as might be expected. Very hazelnut finish with peach stone tannin. Impressive length and massive reverberance inside the head even on the mid-palate, which has always been the signature of this vintage. Is really drinking well now and has developed a lovely early secondary complexity since I last drank it 6 years ago.

  • PSPatrick wrote: 92 points

    December 9, 2018 - The filling-level was mid shoulder, the cork slid into the bottle as soon as I touched it. The wine was deep amber in colour and slightly cloudy, and looked evolved. It offered apple, orange, carrot, nuts, caramel, spices, nutmeg and chocolate on the nose, and orange, apple, carrot, nuts, creamy honey, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove on the palate, with good acidity, a good mouthfeel and good length of the almond-bitter, carrot- and hazelnut-driven finish. This Musar Blanc was sweetish and very nutty, with some oxidation. Very much like an imaginary blend of high-class Tawny Port and high-class Manzanilla Sherry. Pretty seductive. Serve at degrees 15 Celsius.

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  • PinkMoonWinery wrote: 91 points

    August 26, 2018 - Old cloth, apple, slightly oxidative, mid-length

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/28/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Chateau Musar Blanc) Light medium orange color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; lightly oxidized, lemon oil, citron nose; creamy textured, light almond, lemon oil, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/20/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Chateau Musar Blanc) Light orange color; oily texture with herbal notions on palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/4/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar Blanc) Medium golden yellow color; oats, hops and butter rum nose; savory, mineral, hazelnut, butter and rum palate with acidity; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2005 (link) 14 points

    (Chateau Musar Blanc) The usual blend of Merwah and Obaideh. Deep golden colour; not necessarily a good sign. Meaty, oxidised style. Better structure than the previous two wines. Good grip. Apparent oxidation. It has some merit, but I find it not to my palate.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 5017469170804, 611482069913

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 212 (61%)
  • Consumed 134 (39%)

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Community Recommendations

cheese, cod, foie gras

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