Red

2002 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 187

  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 90 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.

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  • Danneskjöld Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 3, 2019 - Klar rødbrun farge.

    Intens duft. Tørket frukt. Preg av treverk. Krydret. Noe animalsk. Lær?

    Fyldig med god tydelig frukt. Moden frukt på smak. Lett tørre, fine, tanniner. Lang utgang med kryddertoner. Sammensatt, moden utgang. Moden frukt balanseres med syrlighet og tanniner.

    Svært god vin. Beste jeg har drukket per dags dato. Halvflaske til entrecote.

    NB: Korken var fuktig og delvis svart. Gikk i oppløsning og ned i flasken. Virker ikke som det preget vinen. Kanskje noe kjeller helt umiddelbart.

  • mmh wrote: 92 points

    March 11, 2019 - Yet another great bottle of Musar! Huge nose, a bit volatile but really complex and good with leather, spices and ripe red fruits. Similar notes on the palate. Although the fruit feels very ripe (with some almost sweet notes) the acidity and tannins balance it out very nicely. Drinking very well but will keep for years to come.

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  • tazerowe Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 4, 2019 - A lovely wine if you like Musar. Ageless in color. Medium body, with tart cherry fruit and some herbal notes followed by a fine balsamic twang. Yes, there is some VA there as well as a bright underlying acidity, but no real brett or funk. No real tannins, but the acidity seems like it could carry for quite a while and could gain more complexity.

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  • PSPatrick wrote: 92 points

    January 28, 2019 - "A taste of Libanon"-Tasting, Flight 5, Wine 1 (non-blind): The wine was medium to dark ruby, almost garnet in colour and offered damson plum, strawberry, cucumber, a hint of Brett and some VA on the nose. On the palate, the wine showed red fruit, strawberry, plum, some leather, some tobacco and complex spice flavours, with good acidity, fine, ripe tannin and superb length of the strawberry- and spice-driven finish. This 2002 Chateau Musar was smooth, balanced and complete and I very much preferred it to the 2004. I loved it! It should provide immense pleasure over the next 10+ years.

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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 5017469110206, 5017469119902, 5017469120205, 5017469130204, 611482060118

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 67 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,451 (61%)
  • Consumed 858 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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98% Like It  58 votes

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