Red

1999 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 496

  • Goldstone Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 17, 2019 - Ch. Musar Dinner with Marc Hochar (The Bunker, Crown Wine Cellars, Shouson Hill, Hong Kong): Pre-decanted for around 8 hours by Marc Hochar. Dark and semi-transparent ruby colour. Nose is surprisingly reticent and unyeilding compared to previous occasions. Palate is is very dark, deep, linear but very fruit-driven.....an extremely young bottle despite the very long decant. Quite "young Port" with extended time in the glass. I think this has maybe gone into a closed period because it underperformed against most of my previous experiences, where i have marked it out as a future star vintage of Musar.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ZMAng Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 14, 2019 - Crumbled cork, but not flawed. Brownish red. Light barnyard (integrates well for a Musar), smokey meat, opening into sweet black fruit. Sweet dark fruit on palate, moderate acidity, well-integrated tannins. Missing some of the more interesting tertiary notes from other Musars of around this age (e.g. mushroom), but very nicely balanced and enjoyable. Medium length. 91-92.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dsamuel Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 6, 2019 - Garnet color with moderate bricking - unfiltered
    Medium plus aromas of dark fruit/ cherry and dominant Brett / old cellar funk which did not appear to blow off with time in the glass
    Palate absolutely beautiful - full red and black fruit / currants and roses with a little Asian spices and oak for good measure
    Medium plus very well integrated tannins and amazing length
    What a paradoxical experience - typical Musar

  • starrynight Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 6, 2019 - Cork had seeped through, so we were worried. Turned out to be unfounded. Dried cherry, eucalyptus and mostly importantly, basil!

  • S.Wayne Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 4, 2019 - Single blind tasting.
    Burgundy brown color, unfiltered
    Medium + aromatics of cherry, rose and earth. No oak. Over time Brett apparent but not overwhelming
    Medium palate of mild tannins and medium acid. Primary palate is red currants, but texturally beautiful.
    Medium long finish
    The palate is the star of this wine. Truly a tasting experience as the nose a little off over time

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/2/2018 (link)

    (Ch Musar Bekaa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

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

    (Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

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

    (Château Musar) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming MW
    9/7/2015 (link)

    (Ch Musar Bekaa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/14/2016 (link) 95 points

    (Chateau Musar) Slightly bricking dark red violet color; aromatic, lifted, licorice, dried berry, ginger cake, clove, violets nose; silky textured, complex, delicious, dried berry, dried red berry, licorice, dried cherry palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/22/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar) Dark red violet color; rich, anise, dried berry, spicy black fruit, chocolatey nose; tasty, youthful, tart black fruit, spice, fig, dried berry palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/15/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar) Medium garnet red color; nice anise, baked black fruit, clove nose; tasty, baked black fruit, clove, berry, black raspberry, anise palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/18/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar) Dark garnet red color; herbal, lavender, black fruit, fig nose with a touch of brett; tasty, garrigue, lavender, dried plum, fig palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/30/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar) Bricking medium dark red violet color; lovely plum, dried red fruit, anise, bittersweet chocolate nose; tasty plum, berry, anise, tart black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/28/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Chateau Musar) Medium raspberry red color with pale meniscus; lovely cherry, berry, anise nose; tasty, currant, berry,tart cherry, anise palate; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2009 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Musar) Very typical Musar hue, rich and red but with a little bricking. The nose starts off very volatile, with plenty of animally farmyard, then more appealing character, notes of leather, baked black fruits and cinnamon. The palate is soft at first, then there is more substance and grip, with plenty of spice, tannin and texture. This is rich, mouthfilling and structured, and although delicious now - after a couple of hours in a decanter - this will be fine drinking over the next 10-20 years. Classic Musar for Musar fans.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/12/2009 (link) 95 points

    (Chateau Musar) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; rich, ripe berry, chocolate, raspberry, smoke and dried berry nose; lovely, dried berry, black fruit, chocolate and plum palate; medium finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    9/29/2008 (link)

    (Chateau Musar) It was just plain sick. Incredible nose of currants, cherry, cassis, brett, tea leaves, hay, earthy and burnt forest floor that kept getting more and more aromatically interesting as the evening went along. The palate was perfect. No hard edges at all with perfect integration of all fruit, tannin and nice crisp acids with a light velvety mouthfeel that lingered for what seemed like forever. Lovely lovely Musar and will easily last 20 years in the cellar.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/20/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Musar) Earthy, dried plum nose; ripe berry, herb and plum palate with charcoal notes; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Chateau Musar) Big dried and sour cherry nose; great, rich, tangy, plum, dried plum red fruit palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/17/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Chateau Musar) Garnet red color with clear meniscus; dried cherry and tobacco nose; lovely, sappy, plush, dried cherry, dried plum palate; medium-plus finish

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

    (Chateau Musar) Light medium red color with pale edges; great barnyard and meaty, sweet meat and tart cherry nose; tasty, Rhone-like beef jus, pepper and horseradish palate; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2005 (link) 16.5+ points

    (Chateau Musar) A good depth of colour here. Good, spicy fruit on the nose. Full palate, some concentration, a classic style, ripe and very spicy. This has more power and concentration than I expected. Very good, with the usual Musar potential for the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 4000137992021, 5017469119803, 5017469119902, 611482012995, 611482060910, 611482079936

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 111 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,844 (62%)
  • Consumed 2,256 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Casserole de veau, Hängmörad ryggbiff med klyftpotatis & bea, Teriyaki

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