2004 Chateau Musar Blanc Bekaa Valley Lebanon$41.95 -- 2004 Chateau Musar Blanc Bekaa Valley Lebanon
2004 Chateau Musar Blanc Bekaa Valley Lebanon
Chateau Musar Whites are blended from 2 varietals that are indigenous to Mount Lebanon: Obeideh and Merwah. Both varieties are partly fermented in oak "barriques" where they mature for a further 9 months. They are then blended, bottled and aged for a further 4 years before release. Chateau Musar recommends decanting the white wines before serving.
“Curious on the nose with hints of orange peels, resin and a dusty, floral aroma, the 2004 Gaston Horchar shows a subdued fruit and floral quality that’s faded from the 2003. Flickers of orange and fresh apple brighten a palate that’s yeasty and warm like fino sherry. Round and rich with an umami-laden finish.” – Wine Enthusiast
“Musar is one of the Middle East’s iconic wineries, making wines that are rarely “by the numbers” correct, but often distinctive. Over the years, I’ve loved some and disliked others, but I’ve always found them fascinating. Their “flaws” will not make them universally loved, with many being turned off for one reason or another (such as the barnyard and funk that often accompanies them). Those who do like their style and character will be, and have been, enthralled by ageworthy wines coming from an unlikely location.” – Robert Parker
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