2016 Chateau Musar Rosé

Rosé Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • grafstrb wrote:

    August 14, 2020 - -- cork pulled approx. 1.5 hours before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over 2 - 3 hours --

    NOSE: corn tortilla chips; chalk; watermelon.

    BODY: light orange-pink color; {forgot to note wine's weight}

    TASTE: 12% alc. not noticeable; behaves like a very light red wine; very light cherry seltzer water; something was kind of odd about this wine --- don't know exactly what it was, but something that rubbed me the wrong way. Not nearly as good as the astounding 2006 vintage of the same. Have one more bottle and will probably sit on it awhile to see if it transforms into something more to my liking.

  • forceberry wrote: 91 points

    August 13, 2020 - A blend of white Obaideh (57%) and Merwah (40%) with a 3% addition of red Cinsaut to add color. All varieties are blended, co-fermented and aged for 6-9 months in French oak barrels. 12% alcohol.

    Pale golden yellow color with a subtle onion-skin hue. Distinctively perfumed, sweet-toned and even somewhat musky nose with aromas of ripe white peach, Tutti Frutti bubblegum, marzipan, some woolly notes of lanolin, a little bit of peachy stone fruit, light floral tones of jasmine, a hint of dusty old wood and a touch of vanilla. The wine is ripe, juicy and medium-bodied on the palate with flavors of ripe white peach, some floral notes of jasmine, light woolly tones, a little bit of Tutti Frutti candies, sweet hints of golden apples and cantaloupe and a touch of chalk dust. The high acidity keeps the wine impressively in balance. The finish is fresh, juicy and lengthy with flavors of tropical fruits, some exotic spice, light woolly notes of lanolin, a little bit of ripe golden apples and juicy peaches, a hint of stony minerality and a touch of tangy salinity.

    A sophisticated yet somewhat odd and funny rosé that manages to contrast such extremes like woolly lanolin funk and almost candied Tutti Frutti character together - and still not make the wine feel awkward and weird. The overall feel here is very approachable and eminently very drinkable, but also quite heady and pretty singular to say the least. Although the wine shows some sense of sophistication, it really comes across as nowhere nearly similar to the unique reds and whites of Chateau Musar and, to be honest, I'd prefer the wine to be a bit more toned down in style. While enjoyable for what it is, I'd leave the wine in a cellar and return to it once only after its 10th birthday. At least the wine feels like it can age really well.

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  • R.H. wrote:

    June 29, 2020 - creamy mouthfeel which was an enjoyable quaff but not my favorite style

  • manonthemoon wrote: 89 points

    April 25, 2020 - Notes from day 1.
    N melon, nectarines, minerals
    P fuzzy white peaches, apricots, under ripe strawberry, melon rind
    F above average in length, decent cut but nice mouthfeel

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    April 10, 2020 - I think this bottle was even better than the last bottle...the had a creamy mouthfeel that was framed by the tension and acidity with notes of white peach, strawberry, and kiwi. These are in such a good spot now, I imagine that I'll be drinking my remaining bottles this summer.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Rosé
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal Rosé Blend
  • Designation Rosé
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
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  • In Cellars 51 (35%)
  • Consumed 95 (65%)

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