Our exploration into the history of this fabled Chateau has ignited many of your imaginations and we have seen incredible uptake on our special Chateau Musar back vintage collection cases.
Tasted by fine wine supremo Steven Spurrier alongside many of the older vintages, his verdict on the 2020 releases is glowing. Both wines perfectly reflect the essence of Chateau Musar: the red with its rich spice and inimitable energy and the white with its complexity, exotic DNA and still youthful mystery... eight years after the vintage.
What our Musar retrospective has shown more than anything is that these wines are built for a long and exciting life - their evolution (both in bottle and even in the glass once poured) is a joy to behold and whilst they are released at an age when you can start thinking about opening these bottles, they have so much promise still ahead of them.
Thank you for taking this journey with us - and here's to enjoying the riches and mysteries of Lebanon's most iconic wine for many years to come.
"Dense, deep red, still hints of purple at the core and little age on the rim. Marvellously warm Mediterranean fruits on the nose, autumnal in style but youthful in their rich, robust, vigourous presence. The essence of Lebanon in a glass, rich with spice and cooling breezes, the dry, herby fruit flows with energy over the palate before giving way to a finish that confirms the structure, fruit and tannins blending exuberantly with intriguing hints of much more to come in the next decade."
18 POINTS - STEVEN SPURRIER
"Fine fresh-looking lemon-yellow, but shows reassuring maturity. Dry honey and spices on the nose; a controlled richness of fruit on the palate that reminds me of Ygrec: complex, dry but with sweetness in its DNA before natural acidity lifts the exotic aftertaste. Lanolin smooth but not easy to assess (and not meant to be at this stage). Young white Musar that retains its mystery."
18.5 POINTS - STEVEN SPURRIER