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Château Musar 2000


The colour is a deep dark red, perhaps darker than usual at Chateau Musar. The nose is a complex intriguing mixture of figs, prunes, leather, dark tea, tobacco, black olives and spices with a certain earthiness. On the palate you will find ripe black cherries, figs, damsons - even chocolate and olives. There is good acidity with nice smooth tannins resulting in a wine which is full bodied, rich and velvety with a very long finish.

 Tab 1

Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley
Vintage: 2000
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan/Mazuelo
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Rich and spicy
Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
Vegan: Yes (not certified)
Organic: Yes (certified)
Drink With: Roast loin of venison

The 2000 vintage of chateau Musar is a blend of Cabernet sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan - approximately a third of each. It was fermented in cement vats and then aged for 1 year in French Nevers oak barriques. It was blended and bottled at the end of 2003 and aged for a further 3 - 4 years in the cellars at Chateau Musar before it's release in May 2007.

In Summary we feel that the 2000 vintage is a serious wine with serious ageing potential but with a very approachable and open style which makes it perfect for drinking now as well as further cellaring. Perhaps more Bordeaux like in character than in previous vintages.

Robert parker Score 89+

Drink date 2010 - 2025

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