2003 Musar White, 6x750ml

2003 Musar White, 6x750ml

Ch Musar White, 2003, 6x750ml
N.B. Chateau Musar recommend the use of prongs to remove corks that are older than 15 years of age, as using a corkscrew may prove difficult to remove the cork in one piece.

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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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

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