|Cuvee||Rouge (Gaston Hochar)|
|Appelation||Lebanon | Bekaa Valley ||
|Grape(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan|
||No original packaging|
||Fully intact metal capsule|
|Fill||Bordeaux bottle, base neck fill level|
||Robert Parker (90/100)|
The 1998 Chateau Musar is a rather prototypical Musar – lots of acidity, some brett, fine structure. It reveals a more gentle style on opening, but aeration proves how much underlying power it actually has. (That is, a lot.) There is a good analogy here to the 1994, concerning both how they showed early on and later. There is plenty of power, tannin and acidity, but there is also some balance. I loved the silky texture, emphasized in this vintage. It finishes with a controlled bang. This greatly benefitted from some air, showing layers that I did not initially think it had, but it does seem a bit on the lighter side. Drink now-2030.
|Vendor name||Ristorante Piemonte|
||21% (€ 6.42)
|Storage||Een bescheiden kelder, die helaas propvol zit en er komen nog bestellingen aan die we niet willen afslaan.|
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