Red

2005 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 254

  • MLipton wrote:

    May 5, 2019 - A lovely rendition of this very unique wine. It had the expected dark fruit with medicinal and spicy overtones but none of the VA that sometimes mars this wine. In fact, this is among the cleanest examples I can recall. The tannins are quite smooth though the wine is still fairly primary.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 93 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.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • The_english_wine_guy Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 28, 2019 - A lovely musar that has years to go - needed a couple of hours to start showing properly

    Upon opening displayed an interesting but closed nose of muted dark fruit , honeysuckle and blossom (weird but fun ) later metallic , fig syrup , dried fruit , earthy mushroomyness

    Palate has dark fig , full bodied , high acidity that really I think puts this wine with a steak a least - juicy and fresh , hints of meat & blood ,spice box , chewy and decent finish

    Will revisit again !!

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • MRE Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 9, 2019 - Has developed very well. Fantastic dark, sweet, matured fruit. Still bite in the tannins. Some spices. At its best on day three!

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • empire80 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 28, 2019 - A very good bottle, some sweet fruit, mature and tertiary flavours but not at tall over-blown.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/14/2016 (link) 94 points

    (Chateau Musar) Bricking dark red violet color; aromatic, berry, blackberry, mulberry, dried berry, clove nose; delicious, maturing, dried berry, black cherry, tart berry, mulberry, black raspberry, licorice palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 5017469110305, 5017469110503, 5017469110800, 5017469110909, 5017469120502, 5017469130501, 611482364414

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 49 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,114 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,434 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef, lamb, Duck, game, Lam, steak, Angus, Chicken, cold mixed meats and salads, Kalv

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99% Like It  121 votes

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