Chateau Musar Red 2000
The 2000 vintage of Chateau Musar is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and
Carignan – approximately 1/3rd of each. It was fermented in cement vats and then aged
for one year in French nevers oak barriques. It was blended and bottled at the end of the
third year following the harvest and aged for a further 3 to 4 years in the cellars of
Chateau Musar at Ghazir before its release in May 2007.
Yield is 30 to 35hl/ha
Harvest date: 6th September 2000
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.