Château Musar Musar 2011

Château Musar Musar 2011

 

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Château Musar
Musar 2011
  • Année : 2011
  • Pays : Liban
  • Région : Bekaa Valley
  • Sous-région
  • Type : Rouge
  • Style Rouge Riche et Epicé
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcool : 14°
  • Cépages : 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carignan, 30% Cinsault

Le grand vin rouge du Château Musar, un assemblage de Cinsault, de Carignan et de Cabernet-Sauvignon en provenance des vignes sur les contreforts du Mont-Liban dans la Bekaa

Experts Note Année
RP Robert Parker 92 2007
RP Robert Parker 91 2004
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Une couleur pourpre profonde, avec un nez intense et complexe de fruits rouges épicés, de cèdre avec des notes plus prononcées de prune.

Beaucoup de fruits rouges et noirs qu’on retrouve en bouche, combinés avec des pains d’épices, de figue, de datte et de pruneau cuits.

Une bonne acidité, des tanins soyeux avec un goût riche, fruité et une finale longue et prometteuse.

Le Château, une demeure du XVIIIème siècle, s’élève à une vingtaine de kilomètres de Beyrouth, dans le village montagneux de Ghazir. Les chais et les caves abritent un stock impressionnant de bouteilles, dont le plus vieux millésime date de 1933. Les Chateaux Musar rouge et blancs sont remarquables par leur typicité et leur caractère propre, leur complexité et leur finesse, leur longueur gustative. Leur potentiel… En savoir plus

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2007)
The 2007 Chateau Musar, the flagship estate red, is the typical, roughly equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault, aged for 12 months in French oak. Adding a much needed layer of concentration to the Hochar also reviewed this issue, this also provides more focus and intensity, while still seeming to be a civilized Musar. Finishing with complexity, earthy nuances and a gamey hint, it is a relatively polished Musar that shows both finesse and flavor on the finish. After opening rather soft and reticent, the underlying power emerged strongly. There are tannins lurking underneath, of course. Add the acidity, providing some steel and intensity, and this becomes a completely different wine with three hours of decanting, up to and including, what seemed to me to be a high-toned nuance, a hint of Amarone that, hopefully, stays under control. With the right food match, you might not notice. Like most Musars, this is a bottling that has a lot of stuff going on. Take it for what it is. In any event, if I didn't have it in front of me at home the whole time, I'd think someone had switched my glasses from start to finish. It went from "nice" to "it's Musar!" It should age pretty nicely – they always do – but this opened so well that I would not chastise anyone who decided to dive in now. That said, as this became more powerful and astringent with decanting, it certainly demonstrated that it will benefit from more cellaring. It also proved that it could use another year or two to settle down. Let's take the aging curve in stages. Drink 2016-2032.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2004)
The 2004 Chateau Musar is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. This is a rather civilized, laid back Musar. The complicated aging process is best described by the winery: “The wines spent nine months in cement vats and then a year in French Nevers oak barrels and the final blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan rested for another nine months in vats before being bottled?“ The winery describes this as a once-in-a-decade vintage where a heat wave caused notable increases in sugar content in a short time. I sometimes find that is a dangerous description of vineyard conditions with many risks for a winery, but it seems to have turned out well. If you’re comparing, it adds two layers of depth to the 2007 Hochar, although it is quite elegant and graceful in its own right. Most importantly, it has more of an obvious backbone even though it is late-released. Its balance, combining the nice fruit, elegant mid-palate, persistent finish and backbone, gives it a tightly wound, precise and focused demeanor. The tannins are not completely integrated, but not overly hard. They provided some welcome grip and vibrancy and never overwhelmed the wine. In the long run, they should serve this wine in good stead. Overall, it is an exceptionally graceful, somewhat modern and restrained Musar, bright, with that silky texture I saw in the Hochar reviewed this issue, while adding those layers of concentration. The cherry on top is the intensity of fruit flavor – bursts of delicious and juicy fruit on the finish, admittedly nuanced by some of the gamey notes I see here so often. Call it raspberry flavored, though, because the fruit is delicious. The gamey notes were in fact moderate and, at least for my taste, not an issue. As this rather subtle Musar aired out, I liked it more and more. I’ve had Musars that were bigger, burlier, more rustic and more astringent. Here, the subtle start was unremarkable, but it gathered steam, showed remarkable finesse and then won me over. This will certainly do better with food. Drink now-2021.

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Château Musar Musar 2011 Reviewed by Robert Parker 28-06-2018 . Score: 4.5