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Musar Vertical

Derek - Mon, June 09, 2014

A Musar vertical at the London Wine Fair

Kensington Olympia – May 2014

Château Musar Red 1972

97 2014-22

Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Carignan

The nose has a mix of fragrances quite light with tobacco, nuts and dried apricots. The palate is full, soft, silky, ripe fruited the fleshy richness underpinned by fresher fruits some tangerine. Both back palate and finish have a savoury quality a touch of tar the finish long with lingering flavours.

Château Musar Red 1999

96 2014-24

Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Carignan

Red fruits dominate both nose and palate a lovely mix of flavours the nose fragrant with summer flowers. Sweet in the middle supple and fleshy black fruits intermingle with red a lovely complex mix and at the back dried apricots and figs enrich. The finish is fragrant with a hint of spice.

Château Musar Red 2002

95 2014-26

Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Carignan

The nose has real depth of flavour with lots of ripe fruit baked fruits quite strongly red fruited. The palate is rich with figs and apricots backed by coffee a complex mix with the sweetness on the mid palate balanced by freshness at the back the layers of flavour giving complexity.

Château Musar Red 2003

95 2014-24

Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Carignan

The nose seems a bit tight the start of the palate firm but it opens up in the middle with fleshy apricots, peaches the meaty ripe fruit underpinned by tangerine freshness. Layers of flavour give complexity the ripeness of the fruit giving fleshy richness at the back with power on the finish.

Château Musar 2004

95 2012-35

Cinsault Carignan Cabernet Sauvignon

There are lovely fragrances on the nose the red fruits backed by a gamey leathery spiciness. The palate starts quite sweet a mix of blackberry and redcurrant leafy spicy and peppery the mix of fruits underpinned by hazels nuts giving complexity. There is herbal freshness at the back that brings out the leathery spice the cigars and gives the finish elegance and length.

Château Musar 2007

97 2014-45

Cinsault Carignan Cabernet Sauvignon

The nose is red fruited fragrant with red fruited freshness an attractive smoky character. The palate has depth richness suppleness with a velvety texture prunes and dark chocolate. The finish has a leathery spice excitement, cigars, hazel nuts and toasted bread.

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