2012 Chateau Musar - White (90 pts) @chateaumusar ℹ️ The

2012 Chateau Musar - White (90 pts) @chateaumusar ℹ️ The

8/31/2021, 9:46:08 AM
2012 Chateau Musar - White (90 pts) @chateaumusar ℹ️ The wine is 60% Obaideh and 40% Merwah, both indigenous grapes from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The vineyards are ingrafted and planted on the sea-facing slopes of Mount Lebanon at 1,200 meters above sea level. The vines are 50 to 90 years old. Fermented and aged in a combination of new French oak barrels and stainless steel vats for 9 months. The wine is then aged in bottle for 6 years before being released. 👁 Medium lemon color with a slight golden hue. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of honeycomb, candle wax, lemon verbena, orange blossom, oak, clove, peach skin, and hay. 👄 The palate is dry, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (12.5%), and medium body. A good pithy texture on the palate. A medium- length finish of candle wax, hay, and orange peel. 🔔 Typically, I prefer Chateau Musar White wines with more age on them. These are not fruit-driven wines. Although there was a touch of fruit on the nose, the palate was all bottle-aged development. While interesting to check in now, I think this wine still has a metamorphosis to undergo in the cellar before it is ready. It is a bit like an adolescent that is slightly awkward after a growth spurt with a high-pitched voice. #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #musar #chateaumusar #lebanesewine #bekaavalley #naturalwine

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