Red

2004 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 187

  • Thefatbastard wrote:

    June 10, 2019 - Bu en vertical, clairement il faut les attendre les Musar... le 2004 et 2006 encore trop jeune à mon goût!
    1999: à point, de la fraise, soyeux, long et complexe. Sublime.
    2001: un peu plus animal, cuir, avec du fruit. Très bien.
    Le 2004 et 2006. Encore sur le fruit primaire. Tannins encore presents. Plus costaud.
    Une belle vertical pour évaluer l’incroyable longévité des Musar et déterminer celui à notre goût.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • jepstein4031 wrote: 93 points

    May 18, 2019 - Just a beautiful wine. Incredibly fragrant nose of dried dark fruit and sweet spice. On the palate, almost starts with an oxidized note that quickly changes to something much more complex with great acid, which indicates to me there is still some interesting integration to come. Enjoyed with lamb chops.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 92 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MNig Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 3, 2019 - As if taking a short stroll around a Maroccan spice bazaar.

    Enjoying this nightcap, which showed expressive and layered on the nose. An enticing kaleidoscope of aromas - oriental spice, leather, tobacco, dried dark fruit and aniseed - brought me instantly to a spice bazaar near you. On the palate smooth and well structured with medium body, fresh acidity and dark fruit. Spicy lingering finish. Really lovely. Always an elegant and unagitatedly beautiful wine, if given enough time in the bottle.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • rossi.wine wrote: 92 points

    April 29, 2019 - Tasted next to the 2011. Expressive and layered on the nose - spices, leather, tobacco, soft dark fruit. On the palate smooth and open, well integrated acidity, lovely fruit. Spicy finish with very good length. 91-93

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Christelle Guibert
    Chateau Musar Masterclass 2017, 12/11/2017 (link)

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

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

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  • By Andrew Jefford
    Jefford on Monday: Bekaa Beauties, 12/19/2016 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/6/2011 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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, 5017469130402, 611482045009, 611482047898, 611482310015, 611482364414

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 28 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,988 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,119 (36%)

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Community Recommendations

agneau, Beef, braisés, cerf, champignons, Fantastic Greek Kitchen!, gibier, joue de veau braisée aux champignons et parmesan, Lam, Lamb

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