A deep, dark wine showing a vibrant, fruit-forward bouquet with aromas of ripe blueberries, freshly made jam, a touch of balsam and some herbal notes which follow through to the rounded, red and black fruit palate. A clean, savoury palate is balanced with rounded tannins and a freshness on the finish which is typical of the area.
The wine has a fine, deep, intense colour. The complex bouquet displays notes of cocoa and vanilla, more subtle hints of smoke and tobacco-leaf and a fleeting suggestion of blackberry and humus. From the attack, it develops highly complex aromas around well-integrated tannins. The finely balanced structure combines wild berry fruit flavours (blackberry, bilberry) to give great richness on the palate, lengthening into a dense, substantial, highly expressive finish.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% MerlotA relatively early growing season with above average temperatures and normal rainfall. Rain at the end of May and early June made the vines vulnerable to mildew, but our technicians were diligent in protecting the vines. The end of summer was beautiful, and the hot, dry weeks in August and September resulted in very ripe grapes.TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING):Very dark colour with hints of purple. The aromas are sumptuous and captivating, both powerful and extremely delicate on the palate, with remarkable tannic structure and length.OWC wooden case for 24 half bottles - excellent condition - sealed.This wine will be sent out in OWC unless otherwise specified.
Chateau Musar Red wines are a varying blend of old vine, low yielding Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan, approximately one third of each. Fermentation is in concrete, then the wine spends a year in the vat (each variety is vatted separately), then a year or so in French Never oak. It is blended in the 3rd year, put back into vat and bottled at the end of the 3rd year and cellared for up to 6 or 7 years before release. There is no fining, minimum filtration and sulphites are kept very low. Chateau Musar recommends decanting the Red wines 30 minutes to 2 hours prior to serving.
Intense crimson with youthful purple hues. Lifted blue fruits, plum, macerated blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark cocoa. The palate is generous with mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums and lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolaty nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with youthful finish.