Red

1983 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2000 - 2009 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Truthinwine wrote: 97 points

    February 22, 2019 - I have to admit that I was concerned this was past its prime. However, 20 minutes after pouring this was a dream (needed to blow off a bit of funk). So impressed with how this has stood the test of time!

  • Audun G wrote: flawed

    November 19, 2017 - Terrible aroma. Spoiled.

  • Poisey wrote: 91 points

    November 10, 2016 - Showing her age all though still structured and holding together. Primary fruit has faded away leaving earth, mushrooms, dried fruit and spices. Dried stewed fruit finish with dates, dried cherry and figs. The grapes were very ripe in 83 and picked late due to war, according to Musar and as a result it shows a little in the wines profile. Baring that this Musar is still in a good place although not even close to the 85 i had earlier this year. Drink now.

  • Lype Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 24, 2016 - Nicely aged Musar, a good bottle, gooseberries, dark berries, thick meaty mouthfeel, attractively complex, drinking well now but will last and be enjoyable for years.

  • forceberry wrote: 94 points

    February 24, 2016 - From a magnum bottle.

    Surprisingly deep and dark, moderate opaque color that tends more towards mahogany than garnet. A bit restrained, elegant and obviously mature nose with some oxidated nuances, yet still with bright, lively complexity. Quite dry aromas of dried dates, some roasted spices, a little sweeter pruney fruit, hints of smoke and a whiff of orange peel. Alcohol (14%) shows a little. Full-bodied and slightly concentrated palate with moderately high acidity. Complex, layered flavors of dark, plummy fruit, some oxidative dried figs, a little nutty tawny notes and a hint of plum jam. Rather modest and friendly, powdery tannins. The tannins become more pronounced and a bit grippy in the long and slightly warm finish that shows flavors of sweet dark cherry, bitter sour cherry, some roasted spices, a hint of sweet raisiny fruit and a touch of balsamico volatility in the aftertaste.

    A really attractive, nicely matured and exceedingly complex Musar with some obviously matured character, yet the wine is still in wonderful condition - although getting quite close to being past its peak or some inches already past it. In its current condition the wine is simply lovely with remarkable, aged complexity and an endless ray of interesting, intermingling nuances. Wonderful stuff. Judging by this wine, drink rather sooner than later.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 85 (85%)
  • Consumed 15 (15%)

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