The 2017 Chateau Musar is a typically complex red in the Musar style, although perhaps more approachable in its youth than previous vintages. Red cherry, plum and dark berry fruits dominate the nose along with leather, tobacco and spice. Although relatively approachable now, this wine will hugely benefit from further ageing and will develop in complexity for at least a couple of decades from vintage.
“If you give my wines more time, they will give you more joy” – Serge Hochar
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