White

1998 Chateau Musar Blanc

White Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2022 (Edit)
CT91 39 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • manonthemoon wrote: 91 points

    November 29, 2019 - Notes from day 2.
    N white tea, honey,
    P apples, honey, tea, wax, white pepper
    F average in length, decent acidity
    Very good wine

  • andrewstevenson.com wrote: 87 points

    June 29, 2019 - Quite an orange colour.
    A rich, full nose, with some oxidation, nuttiness and lots of orange-y notes. Some rubberiness. More oxidised than it should be?
    Big rich palate. Caramelly. I'm not entirely sure it's 100% right, but seems forgiveable.

  • manonthemoon wrote: 92 points

    December 25, 2018 - Had on Christmas.
    Nose was honey wax stone fruit tea
    Palate bruised apples, honey, tea, wax, little white pepper
    Finish was long, really nice bottle of wine.

  • PSPatrick wrote: 93 points

    November 17, 2018 - The filling-level was upper shoulder. The cork slit into the bottle as soon as I touched it. The wine was medium to dark gold in colour and offered orange, caramel, mild tea, almond paste and floral notes, with medium-minus acidity, a good, smooth mouthfeel and very good length. As the wine breathed and warmed up, it became very salty and oxidative sherry notes emerged. Then orange peel, bruised apple and almond notes aftertaste. The complex, captivating wine was very balanced, with a good, smooth texture. The wine also stood up to Filet Mignon. Pretty unique and very pleasant. Serve at degrees 15 Celsius. Highly recommended!

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  • johnrm Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 27, 2017 - Deep golden colour. Breaking our usual practice, we tasted this soon after opening and it did not disappoint. Served at 13C. Floral notes as well as complex fruit on the nose and palate. Soft, complex, utterly beguiling wine. Not nearly as dry as might be expected for a wine with such age and subtle sherried notes. It is difficult to disentangle the evolving mix of fruit but there is delicate citrus (lemon and orange), some tropical flavours (even banana), white peach, herbs (fennel)..... Toffee flavours developed on the long, late palate. It was so good on its own that we had to force ourselves to hold some back to accompany pan-fried wild salmon. It was a fine match.
    A truly great wine. 94+

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2005 (link) 13 points

    (Chateau Musar Blanc) Again a rather hot nose, sweaty, with notes of stewed lemons. Soft. Very prominent oxidation again. I know this is what appeals about this cuvée to many, but I think the style is flawed.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 5017469170804, 611482030036

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 76 (58%)
  • Consumed 54 (42%)

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