2003 Musar White, 6x750ml

2003 Musar White, 6x750ml

Ch Musar White, 2003, 6x750ml

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status

(2 available)

Critics Score: 96

Publication: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Decanter

Drinking Dates: 2020-2053

This shows class on the nose: dried apricots, wax, honey, cedar and caramel. The aromas might remind you of a Bordeaux Blanc but it is definitely more similar to old white Rioja on the palate. This is a jewel; a great wine with a deep and multilayered complexity of flavour and a refined mouthfeel; very balanced. My best mark – 96 – was given on the fourth day after opening the bottle. It started to fade only on the seventh day.

Ch Musar White, 2003, 6x750ml

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Clear glass. Pale golden amber. I would never have guessed this was 14 years younger than the 1989 tasted immediately before it. Again, that lively edge of green veginess on a broad palate with relatively low acidity and a lanolin quality that reminds me much more of Sémillon than Chardonnay. Very sprightly on the palate. It isn’t remarkably persistent, still has a little light tannin, and I can quite see – not least on the basis of the 1989 – that there is no hurry to drink this. Obviously oak aged with real structure. No more than medium body – but what a lot of flavour... Quite a challenge to work out the right food for this, I would have thought. 12%. Drink 2015-2030. 16.5 points Jancis Robinson MW