Tuesday, 9 January 2018
1970 Château Musar, Lebanon
We enjoyed a real treat – 1970 Château Musar – on Sunday at a dinner to celebrate a 64th birthday. I was pleased that the cork came out cleanly and the wine was in good form. Musar is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. It had a lovely warm, soft texture with spicy notes and that characteristic exoticism of Musar.
Sadly this I think is our last bottle of 1970 bought probably from Les Amis du Vis at the end of the 1970s or early 1980s when we bought some 1967 and 1970 Musar. This was at a time when the UK had only recently discovered the wonders of Musar. Sad that this is the last survivor from that time but good that it was still showing so well.