Libanon Château Musar White Witte Wijn 2000
"From Lebanon, the name Chateau Musar is synonymous with high quality Bordeaux style wines that age impeccably. The winemaker, Gaston Hochar, decided for 2000 that his crops were large enough to make the consumers dream: a second label. Second labelings are typically high quality wines made from some of the same vineyards and wines that dont go into the more expensive blend. Comprised of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, and Cinsault, this is a beautifully approachable, excellent example of what amazing wines are coming from this area. "
Christmas day 2010 Cost $88.00 Au Nose: If you did not know better, you would disregard this wine straight away. However decant the wine, wait 2 or 3 hours and the wine opens into a wine that would be hard in a blind tasting not to pick as Bordeaux. This is a fine wine.
Garnet/ ruby color, nose petroleum with nail polish hints, palate confirms the nose but with a nice texture that emerges at the end to make all stick together, wonder if this wine will age well.
Shinny, well preserved and transparent red color. The nose is aromatic with orange peel, matured red fruits. On the pallet, the first contact is nice but instead of increasing aromas and tannins in the mouth, the bouquet remains at a low level. The bouquet is oxydised but has not reached a level of rejection or appealing matured aromas. To sum it up, the wine is medium bodied and I remained searching for pleasures that did not show up.
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