1972 Chateau Musar
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
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A beautiful, harmonious, aromatic intensity to the nose. On the pallet: resin, incense, but also tobacco, pine, candied fruits, and caramel. In the mouth, the wine is silky, elegant, with a beautiful balance between softness and
acidity. Fine and full-bodied. Long finale.
Similar in style to Chateauneuf-du-Pape with a warm, spicy sweetness. More leather and cassis fruit. An interesting, complex wine. This was the wine Serge chose for his last hours. Multi-dimensioned, meaty-minty
scents, then a flavour of perfect ripeness and expressiveness, soft yet lively. The mint returns, stealthily, under a hum of tobacco. It’s still full of lingering, silky concentration; it fades sweetly. Utterly charming, yet finally profound.
Andrew Jefford, December 4, 2013