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Chateau Musar, advice


#181

Just had an email from L&W offering four more back vintages from 1997 to 2002…all around £30 a bottle…


#182

Think I have as many as I need for now. :smiley:


#183

I have opened a bottle of the 2001. Two hours after decanting; it is a very pale wine, I can nearly see through it, slightly brown, very complex on the nose. Drinking it, it reminds me of port, without the sweetness. Lots going on, I like it! Let’s see how it is after another two hours in the decanter.


#184

The shelves of Waitrose near me are stocked with this vintage…

Do tell :wink:


#185

Musar can be anything between stewed rubber bands to slightly rancid red meat to a superb glass of intoxicating, instantly identifiable complex hefty red wine goodness. Do you like marmite?


#186

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I do love Bovril, however.


#187

Aylesbury? How much a bottle?


#188

Actually, I don’t want to know. Too tempting !


#189

Near work, I’ll go back and check, but we’ve missed the buy 6 discount :frowning:


#190

The Musar 2001 after four hours of decanting has developed further in a good way. My initial impression of “port” is much stronger now. It tastes like a 20 year old tawny port, just without the sweetness and stickyness of port wine. Really nice. This bottle will not last until tomorrow…


#191

Anyone with experience of the white? I know Serge believed it was a longer-ageing and even more serious wine than the red, but my experience of ageing it (the 2001) has led to one oxidized bottle after another.


#192

My only experience of the white comes from some tastings and then deciding it was not for me. But my recollection is that in 2017 we were tasting a white from the 90’s. Just not comparable with the red imo.


#193

L&W is now listing the 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002 (from own stock, ie not brokered) for between £30 and £35 a bottle duty paid.


#194

Was browsing in a small independent earlier today and just had to liberate the lone 1999 for a very reasonable £31.49. Quite a few 1998 and some 2000 also available along with a stack of 2010. Makes one wonder about the point of purchasing young (?) musar when the back vintages are readily available at such prices.


#195

Don’t expect this to last though! Probably a few more years, but I think they’re releasing more stock with the more recent vintages.