Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.247 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1997 | Laurel, introverted, quite strict, Bordeaux alike > Claudi Cardinale alike

Vintage 1997 | Laurel, introverted, quite strict, Bordeaux alike > Claudi Cardinale alike

Nov 5th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

Meh. This wine never does it for me. It’s like $50 Bordeaux

Meh. This wine never does it for me. It’s like $50 Bordeaux

Apr 28th, 2021
Stefan Dolhain

1997 vintage. I love Musar reds, and this 1997 is no exception. Like a hypothetical blend of great Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Barolo, traditional Rioja and left bank Bordeaux. Amazing complexity and a truly unique style. And it remains one of the greatest values in the world of wine, less than 50 euros in 2019!

1997 vintage. I love Musar reds, and this 1997 is no exception. Like a hypothetical blend of great Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Barolo, traditional Rioja and left bank Bordeaux. Amazing complexity and a truly unique style. And it remains one of the greatest values in the world of wine, less than 50 euros in 2019!

Sep 17th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

One of my favorites

One of my favorites

Mar 22nd, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

The 1997 is incredibly elegant and confident. Graceful impact and gentle attack. The most Burgundy-like of the Musars I’ve tasted. Still has a ton of youthful vigor, focus and energy. Zero palate weight. Elevated VA is allowing the aromatics to really take off. The most refined and beautiful Musar I’ve had yet, covering the broad spectrum of red berries, herbs, leather, spices and minerals. Funky yet refined.

The 1997 is incredibly elegant and confident. Graceful impact and gentle attack. The most Burgundy-like of the Musars I’ve tasted. Still has a ton of youthful vigor, focus and energy. Zero palate weight. Elevated VA is allowing the aromatics to really take off. The most refined and beautiful Musar I’ve had yet, covering the broad spectrum of red berries, herbs, leather, spices and minerals. Funky yet refined.

Apr 21st, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.4

Desert island wine. Bacon, butterscotch and caramel. Such an unexpected find.

Desert island wine. Bacon, butterscotch and caramel. Such an unexpected find.

Dec 28th, 2015
nobody here

Spicy & slightly volatile, very Mediterranean

Spicy & slightly volatile, very Mediterranean

Dec 12th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

An honor to have this wine in Serge's remembrance #RIP

Cherry, earth, sweet tobacco, plum, with cedar and forest floor. Pure, fresh and excellent balance.

An honor to have this wine in Serge's remembrance #RIP

Cherry, earth, sweet tobacco, plum, with cedar and forest floor. Pure, fresh and excellent balance.

Jan 2nd, 2015
Matt Ryan

Love this gem.

Love this gem.

Nov 29th, 2014
Lee Abraham

Sales Cliff Lede Vineyards, Breggo Cellars

10

Wow! So fun and stunning at the same time. Just like Saks show department

Wow! So fun and stunning at the same time. Just like Saks show department

May 2nd, 2014