The Sunday Business Post, Agenda (January 2011)
Article by Tomás Clancy
from James Nicholson Wine Merchant Crossgar, Co Down www.jnwine.com
“Along with Georgia and Armenia, Lebanon can lay claim to the oldest wine heritage on the planet, with archaeological evidence for grape cultivation dating back between 4,000 and 6,000 years. This Rhône-style blend of cinsault and carignan, along with Bordeaux’s cabernet sauvignon, is quite hedonistic on the nose, but more restrained, intense and spicy than expected on the palate.
I have been tasting other older Musar vintages from 2001 and 2002, and these our equally fresh; the bottle variation that used to plague Musar is it seems a diminshing factor. Softening, but still with several years of development to come.”