Château Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend 1998

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Bassel Sommelier Delectable Pro

Even more delicate than the 1999. Too many sediments but nothing takes away from the freshness of the wine and softness of the tannins

Even more delicate than the 1999. Too many sediments but nothing takes away from the freshness of the wine and softness of the tannins

9.3

Casey Curbow Delectable Pro

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

Truly singular wine in unobstructed flight.

Truly singular wine in unobstructed flight.

9.5

Casey Curbow Delectable Pro

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

First Musar experience and most engaging wine I’ve had in a long while. High toned and delicate but still distinctly powerful in grace. Clean orchestration. Reminds me of great Burgundy and Bordeaux smashed, or rather softly molded, together. Absolutely killer with strip steak and sautéed rainbow chard.

First Musar experience and most engaging wine I’ve had in a long while. High toned and delicate but still distinctly powerful in grace. Clean orchestration. Reminds me of great Burgundy and Bordeaux smashed, or rather softly molded, together. Absolutely killer with strip steak and sautéed rainbow chard.

9.6

Charlie Evans Delectable Pro

Part of a Musar wine dinner. Served with a braised short rib alongside the 2009 Musar red as well. This ‘98 was very high toned and went beautifully with the smokiness of the short rib and the was just lifted by the pistou underneath. It was in a great place.

Part of a Musar wine dinner. Served with a braised short rib alongside the 2009 Musar red as well. This ‘98 was very high toned and went beautifully with the smokiness of the short rib and the was just lifted by the pistou underneath. It was in a great place.

9.1

Allison Lyzenga Delectable Pro

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of apple skins, spiced punch apple rings, red plum, clove, cinnamon, allspice; fully developed; dry, medium plus acid, medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors of red plum, spiced baked apple, clove, allspice, eucalyptus; long finish

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of apple skins, spiced punch apple rings, red plum, clove, cinnamon, allspice; fully developed; dry, medium plus acid, medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors of red plum, spiced baked apple, clove, allspice, eucalyptus; long finish

9.4

Chris Harvey Delectable Pro

I love this wine. So damn funky they should put a picture of Bootsy Collins on the label

I love this wine. So damn funky they should put a picture of Bootsy Collins on the label

9.4

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Bretty soft red fruit. Great contrast and focus.

Bretty soft red fruit. Great contrast and focus.

9.1

Sasha Agapov

Even more powerful nose than 1999, gorgeous aromas of surprising bubble gum, dried fruit, dried flowers, hints of mint and estragon. Amazing on the palate — smooth, focused, concentrated, plenty of life left in this and it can go to sleep for another decade easily. Fruit, berries, flowers, smoke and cured meats. In love and couldn't get enough of it!

Even more powerful nose than 1999, gorgeous aromas of surprising bubble gum, dried fruit, dried flowers, hints of mint and estragon. Amazing on the palate — smooth, focused, concentrated, plenty of life left in this and it can go to sleep for another decade easily. Fruit, berries, flowers, smoke and cured meats. In love and couldn't get enough of it!

9.8

Eric Egan Delectable Pro

This wine is just unmistakeable. I served it blind and, after guessing that it was Cabernet dominant and about 20 years old, I told my dad that he was right and that, despite his immediate uncertainty, I would have been able to identify this myself blind. After which he said, ah yes, so it's not from France, it's from the Lebanon! The cinsault is so evident in this - completely muddling, but at the same time enriching the wine, adding complexity, depth, and delicate spice. The Carignan adds a wonderfully peppery fragrance and binds it all together beautifully!

This wine is just unmistakeable. I served it blind and, after guessing that it was Cabernet dominant and about 20 years old, I told my dad that he was right and that, despite his immediate uncertainty, I would have been able to identify this myself blind. After which he said, ah yes, so it's not from France, it's from the Lebanon! The cinsault is so evident in this - completely muddling, but at the same time enriching the wine, adding complexity, depth, and delicate spice. The Carignan adds a wonderfully peppery fragrance and binds it all together beautifully!

9.2

Sue Mohle Delectable Pro

An honor

An honor

9.6

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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