White

2007 Chateau Musar Blanc

White Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • forceberry wrote: 81 points

    February 25, 2022 - Made with Obaideh (65%) and Merwah (35%) grapes sourced from ungrafted, low-yielding vineyards over 50 years of age, located at the altitude of 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) above sea level. The vintage 2007 was an uneven vintage with a sudden spring frost disturbing the growth cycle; cloudy and rainy May preventing 30% of flowering; and a three-week heat wave in August hastening the ripening process before the harvest. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 9 months in a combination of new French 225-liter barriques (25%) and stainless steel tanks. 12% alcohol. Tasted in a Musar Blanc 2012-1994 vertical.

    Luminous, medium-deep lemon-yellow color. Restrained, somewhat dusty and slightly sweetish nose with aromas of gummi candies, some sand dust, a little bit of paint thinner, light evolved nuances of wizened white fruits, a sweeter hint of ripe citrus fruits and a funky touch of old damp wood. The nose slowly turns sweeter as it opens up. The wine feels quite full-bodied with a bit restrained and slightly dull flavors of ripe white fruit, some woolly notes of lanolin, light dull notes of damp wood, a little bit of sea water, a hint of kombu kelp and a touch of creaminess. Despite the acidity, the mouthfeel is rather oily and concentrated. The rather long finish is light and slightly dull with flavors of ripe, sweet-toned white fruits, some waxy funk, a little bit of damp wool, light notes of wood spice and a hint of hay.

    Unlike the previous bottles of this 2007 vintage I've had, this one was surprisingly dull and understated, lacking badly in freshness and fruit, instead coming across as dull. It didn't show any signs of TCA at any point, and instead of getting worse with air, the wine slowly opened up, becoming slightly sweeter and fruitier over time. Nevertheless, this bottle was definitely not on par with the wines I've tasted earlier. I wonder if the wine was served from a musty glass? Or if it was just an off bottle? Whatever the case, I know this vintage should be a lot better than this.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • phil the agony wrote: 91 points

    January 1, 2022 - Aucune note prise

  • Esteban wrote: 88 points

    November 14, 2021 - Bofbofbof!

    Une expérience intéressante mais beaucoup d'oxydation. Faut aimer le style Jurassien.

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

    March 24, 2021 - Good rich golden colour. Undrinkable when first opened (a serious warning to those who ‘pop and pour’ and expect a great wine to deliver immediately).
    After 3 hours, it was beginning to get closer to room temperature and to break free from its confinement. Much better as it warmed. Lemon, lemon curd on the early/mid palate with herbs and lemongrass on the later palate. The nose also opened gradually to show complex, mainly citrus, fruit aromas but with spice later.
    It continued to change over 2- 3 hours more. Caramel and toffee hints developed on the mid/late palate. Again, it showed some ‘aged Semillon’ character. Hints of grapefruit acidity and pith emerged. The nose got more expressive.
    This was a moving ‘conveyer belt’ of flavours and aromas - constantly changing.
    Superb, once again, with pan fried Halibut.
    A small sample kept for 24h was OK but not as impressive. The best drinking ‘window’ seemed to be from 3 - 8 h after opening. We have more and I will monitor this with the next bottle.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • CondorKhan wrote: 91 points

    August 31, 2020 - Pours light greenish gold, highlighting the fact that this is a baby. Aroma of red apples with a touch of citrus. On the palate, Red apples, melon, maybe a big of ginger and honey. Fino like in its oxidative tang and salinity. As it gains more air, a hint of caramel appears in the finish that serves to temper the intense, tooth peeling acidity. Texture is waxy and this becomes more pronounced with air.

    The similarity to Fino was enough for me to deduce that shrimp + garlic would be a great pairing so I made some scampi and indeed it was right on.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type White
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 5017469170705, 611482015804

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 325 (62%)
  • Consumed 195 (37%)

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Community Recommendations

Cheese, Cured meat, Foie gras, Fried fish, Light meat, Lovely., Mushrooms, Pan seared fish, Pâtés, Pork

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