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Vintages: Between 1979 and 1979
||Bekaa Valley Proprietary Blend
|JS 95 (6/2016): While I still find Château Musar often inconsistent in quality, it remains arguably Lebanon’s greatest winery. The estate was founded in the 1930s by Gaston Hochar, who was succeeded by his son, Serge. The 1979 vintage was one of the first made by Serge, who sadly died earlier this year. I drunk this bottle in Hong Kong only last year, and it was a silky and pretty with dried berries and hints of cedar and flowers. The palate was medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins and a juicy finish. Fresh tobacco and wet soil. Drink now.|
JG 90 (3/2017): The 1979 vintage of Musar is fully mature and more tertiary in profile than the fine 1978, but this is a classic example of the wine that remains at its apogee and has plenty of life still in it. The bouquet offers up a lovely blend of raspberries, coffee, a bit of bonfire, garrigue, hints of fresh herbs and a bit of meatiness. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and still has lovely depth at the core, with a fully-resolved, soft palate impression, but still fine focus and balance on the long, velvety finish. As this is further along its evolutionary arc than the 1978, there is not the same backend grip here as in the earlier vintage, but this is a lovely, complex wine that is still drinking with plenty of style and grace. 2014-2025+.
MB **** (4/2000): Once again, it was misleadingly pale, fully mature; nose like squashed strawberries; sweet, long, delicious. Last tasted pre-sale at Christie's.