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Vintages: Between 1977 and 1977
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|MB **** (4/2000): I have three notes: sweet, assertive, still tannic at Decanter's millennium dinner at Vinopolis, London, July 1999. The next at Chateau Musar that December: singed flavour, long tannic finish. Most recently, sweet, rich, fairly full-bodied despite its misleading pale colour. Last tasted pre-sale at Christie's.|
WA 99 (6/2013): The 1977 Chateau Musar opens in quite a lovely way, leaning far to the charm side of the equation. It is a kinder, gentler vision of Musar. Yet, keep in mind as a context that it is already 35+ years old. With fresh fruit and a sweet tinge on the finish, it is beautifully constructed and well balanced. As with a lot of Musar, there is some bretty nuance, some crispness and some tannin. This is quite charming early on, though, a Musar that is easy to love, with relatively well integrated tannins and fresh, young fruit still. My enthusiasm dimmed a bit when it did not evolve particularly well in the glass, fading slightly with time and becoming dominated merely by crisp, bretty notes. I went from loving this to feeling so-so. Call it a compromise score. It is still pretty nice. Drink now-2020.