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Chateau Musar red 1998
Original Price: $498.00
Sale Price: $448.00

Vintage: 1998

Format: 750ml


RP: 90

(RP=90) The 1998 Chateau Musar is a rather prototypical Musar _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. Drink now-2030.