1999 Musar - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 05-14-2010 03:00 PM

Another great wine from Musar. I've been drinking their 01 and 02's lately but had a chance to step back a few years. This wine is more evolved than the other two but had great density. Bordeaux ringer with some additional spicey notes, great balance and wonderful drinking. I drank half bottle before noticing that I had consumed that much. Not the best of deals at $50 but incredible deal at $25.

- winoweenie - 05-15-2010 09:06 AM

Had the opportunity to meet Serge back in the 70s. Helped a young man open a wine distributorship in Denver and bought half a pallate of his juice going back to 1955. When it's on it's GREAT but he occassionally misfires. The greatest story I heard from this very entertaining feller was how they stopped the civil war in the Barossa Valley so he could bring his harvests in. WW

- Kcwhippet - 05-15-2010 08:31 PM

Barossa Valley??? Didn't know Serge was harvesting in Australia. Thought he was in the Bekaa VAlley.

- TheEngineer - 05-15-2010 09:34 PM


His reach is great than you know .... see how long peace has lasted in Australia [img][/img]

- winoweenie - 05-15-2010 09:44 PM

Sorry...... Brain Misfunction but they both start wif "B". WW

- dananne - 05-19-2010 09:25 AM

The '95s are drinking nicely right now, too. WW is right, when he's on, those wines are wonderful, and I swear they'd age forever.

- andrawes76 - 05-26-2010 12:33 AM

Ive heard of Musar and have been meaning to try it. Now its a done deal. Also wondering about Middle Eastern/Israeli wines. This week some time I'm about to taste a grenache rose from Tunisia, where I lived in as a kiddo.

- TheEngineer - 10-23-2011 03:27 AM

This time out of Magnum, the wine was indeed fresher, but felt much the same as the 750 bottle that I had last year. This is still a baby! Lovely stuff and no changes to notes.