ChateauMusar, Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley, 1998: With lots of acidity, some brett, fine structure. It reveals a more gentle style on opening, but aeration proves how much underlying power it actually has. (That is, a lot.) There is a good analogy here to the 1994, concerning both how they showed early on and later. There is plenty of power, tannin and acidity, but there is also some balance. I loved the silky texture, emphasized in this vintage. It finishes with a controlled bang. This greatly benefitted from some air, showing layers that I did not initially think it had, but it does seem a bit on the lighter side. Alc 14% Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan.
Chateau Musar, Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley, 1998
TYPE Still GRAPE
STYLE White ABV 13% SIZE 75cl COUNTRY Lebanon