Red

2002 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 239

  • MSheridan Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 22, 2020 - better showing this time. crumbly cork as has been the case with most of my 02 halves.
    Notes of berry fruit and VA, silky tannins finish perhaps everso slightly shorter than I'd expect but very enjoyable

  • mattym19 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 21, 2020 - Oh yeah this is in a good spot right now. Had to decant because the cork exploded into a million pieces but even right away it was dark and mysterious with lots of austere Bordeaux notes. As it opens up over a couple of hours there is more ripeness but it’s pretty clean; not much barnyard, a hint of VA on the nose with candied cherries, a certain smokiness, and a leafy forest note. The palate is a bit more bretty and volatile than the nose but I would say it’s complex rather than overpowering and it’s very well balanced with the worn leather, gravel, strawberry, cranberry and ripe cherry acidity. Great with a Southwest-inspired beef stew. Seems like it could last a while but if I had any more bottles I would have a hard time not drinking them now ; )

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Yassine23 Likes this wine:

    November 21, 2020 - Pleasently surprised as thought this might be a weaker vintage for Musar. Turns out it's fantastic. Less VA and Brett than on previous bottling. Slightly candied fruit but savoury and saline. Médium finish. Slow oxed for an hour, then poured from bottle for another hour, then decanted for sediments.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fredfta Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 19, 2020 - Blend de CS, Carignan e Cinsault com longo estágio em tanques de concreto, barricas de carvalho francês (12m) e garrafa, chegando ao mercado sete anos após a colheita.

    Em excelente forma ao atingir a maioridade, entregou belos aromas e sabores terciários que sugeriram um vôo solo, sem a companhia de comida, mas sempre em boa companhia (presencial e virtual).

    * DCZ, 19/11/2020, tema: tintos evoluídos.

  • Baltazar Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 14, 2020 - Volatile acids, dates, anise, wood, and leather on the nose, long, soft and deliciously mouthcoating taste with almost imperceptible tannins.

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Decanter

  • By Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW
    Château Musar, 6/12/2020 (link)

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

WineAlign

  • By Sara d'Amato
    3/31/2011 (link)

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

  • By David Lawrason
    3/30/2011 (link)

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

  • By John Szabo, MS
    3/23/2011 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 2057369110206, 5017469110206, 5017469110305, 5017469110909, 5017469111104, 5017469119902, 5017469120205, 5017469130204, 611482022567, 611482060118

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 84 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,154 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,179 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef, Lamb, Chicken, Cote de Boeuf, cous cous, Duck, Lamb Tagine, Mushrooms, steak

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  94 votes

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