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A typical old Musar: fragrant as Zanzibar, soft as feathers, succulent and melting as caramel. The fragrance (bolstered by record levels of VA, just like Cheval Blanc `47) suggests, after 30 years in bottle, wild mushrooms and the forest floor; the flavour is sweet, spreading and singing, the red fruits of the first sip metamorphosing towards date and fig. A purr of tannins still mark the wine’s borders. (Andrew Jefford, December 2013)

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1961
    When to DrinkNow - 3000
    ProducerChateau Musar
    RegionBekaa Valley
    GrapesCabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Musar. A wine that has survived war, commercial wilderness and even comments that it has a ‘weird, briney note to some vintages’. Why? Because it is one of the most interesting, unique and complex wines in the world. Its grapes are grown in the Bekaa valley, the ‘bread basket’ of ancient Rome, and transported over the high coastal range to Serge Hochar, son of the founder Gaston.

    Tasted by Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW (at Brussels, 13 Jun 2020)   An unforgettable experience! This wine looked dead as its colour was so rusty, yet while it was restrained on the nose, there were notes of leather, figs and dried apricots. It's impressive on the palate, reminding me of rare and great wines from 120 years ago that I have been lucky enough to taste. I cherished this memory, assuming that on the second day of tasting it would have become a dignified corpse. I was wrong! Day after day, over the course of 10 days, this wine developed vibrancy, power and profound charm. It was the epitome of timelessness.    Drinking Window 2020 - 3000!

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    Chateau Musar (1961) (Only 1 available)

    Chateau Musar (1961) (Only 1 available)

    A typical old Musar: fragrant as Zanzibar, soft as feathers, succulent and melting as caramel. The fragrance (bolstered by record levels of VA, just like Cheval Blanc `47) suggests, after 30 years in bottle, wild mushrooms and the forest floor; the flavour is sweet, spreading and singing, the red fruits of the first sip metamorphosing towards date and fig. A purr of tannins still mark the wine’s borders. (Andrew Jefford, December 2013)

    Level - Top Shoulder

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