2000 Musar, 6x750ml

2000 Musar, 6x750ml

Ch Musar, 2000, Bottle, 6x750ml

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
£160.07

(10 available)

Critics Score: 93

Publication: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Decanter

Drinking Dates: 2020-2030

At first taste, it seems quite developed, with notes of forest floor and a bit of chocolate. But then it opens up and shows unexpected aromas of sandalwood, curry and leather, expressing itself on the palate with elegance and restraint. It reminds me of a 1920 Rioja, in the sense that you assumed that it was close to its end, but then it gets better after four days, showing its amazing capacity to develop positively. This is a challenging wine, but lovely.

Ch Musar, 2000, 6x750ml

Please Note: Musar is only available to purchase duty paid. 

The colour is a deep dark red, perhaps darker than usual at Chateau Musar.
The nose is a complex intriguing mixture of figs, prunes, leather, dark tea, tobacco, black olives with spices and a certain earthiness.
On the palate, you will find ripe black cherries, figs, damsons-even chocolate and olives. There is good acidity with nice smooth tannins resulting in a wine which full-bodied, rich and velvety with very long length.

In summary we feel that the 2000 vintage is a serious wine with serious ageing potential but with a very approachable and open style which makes it perfect for drinking now as well as cellaring.
Perhaps more Bordeaux like in character than in previous vintages.