White

1989 Chateau Musar Blanc

White Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Ms. Bubblehead Likes this wine:

    August 10, 2019 - Reminded me a lot of Tondonia reserva Blanc and Ygay gran reserva. Beautiful golden darker yellow color. On the nose, caramelised almond, hazelnut, smoke, tropical fruits, and aged scotch. There was modest oxidation sensation on nose but it is not oxidised. On the palate, surprisely fresh with nice solid acidity, dry style of wine, with smoky nuts, baked walnut, minerals, dry Iranian apricot, and lingering gentle spices. Drank it over three days, structure of the wine continued, really surprised me on the upside.
    Grapes are Obaideh and Merwah.

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  • RajivAyyangar wrote: 95 points

    December 15, 2016 - Musar Dinner (Tim's, SF): Beautiful tertiary Musar nose of slight caramelized sugar, beeswax, sweet yam, sweet carrot, honey, toasted almond, cherry liqueur, yellow-apple balsamic with just a hint of bruised apple and dog fur (brett).
    Medium body with moderate alcohol, elevated acidity, no bitterness.
    Candied lemon, spun sugar on the finish.
    Sweet and vibrant. Detailed and shifting.
    A candle viewed through stained glass on a summer night.

  • aagrawal wrote: 97 points

    December 15, 2016 - Chateau Musar Dinner (Tim and Elliott's Place, San Francisco): Golden-orange color; highly aromatic nose, slight sweet smelling, great spice, almost Christmas spice, gingerbread, tons of gingerbread; palate is perfectly dry, medium-plus acid, ripe oxidative orange peel, slight caramel; lovely medium-long finish. Truly unique, well balanced, wonderful. 96-98

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    May 31, 2016 - Dare I say the freshest expression on the nose of the whites. Wool and lime aromas. At the same time, reserved. On the palate, a little lean in the mid-palate, but a drawn out finish. A modest floral dimension. Works well with some abbaye de Belloc cheese, as it creams out the lean. And this would shine more with the right food on the table. Overall a subtle and charming wine. Mineral, wool, orange, floral, shortbread. I take back what I said about this being the freshest aroma of the whites, still a great wine with lots of kick, but in hind sight, 2006 shows the freshness (and youthfulness) of the flight.

  • peternelson wrote: 92 points

    April 6, 2016 - Very gold, dark creme brulee color; white raisin, sort of a low nose with a little honey; rich, slightly oily, high acid, tangy finish, almondy, subtle tannins present, growing on me with every sip and with warming up. Turned into quite a stunning complex wine, not in your face but contemplative, refined, super long finish. Great stuff, but a shame you have to wait almost 30 years to get here!. Per Marc, great with fois gras,pork, white meats, roasted veggies. Marc Hochar tasting at Terroni. 92+

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type White
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (4%)
  • In Cellars 43 (81%)
  • Consumed 8 (15%)

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