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Chateau Musar White 2003

“Clear glass. Pale golden amber. I would never have guessed this was 14 years younger than the 1989 tasted immediately before it. Again, that lively edge of green veginess on a broad palate with relatively low acidity and a lanolin quality that reminds me much more of Sémillon than Chardonnay. Very sprightly on the palate. It isn’t remarkably persistent, still has a little light tannin, and I can quite see – not least on the basis of the 1989 – that there is no hurry to drink this. Obviously oak aged with real structure. No more than medium body – but what a lot of flavour.. Quite a challenge to work out the right food for this, I would have thought” – Jancis Robinson, March 2018

FICO International is the exclusive importer and distributor for Chateau Musar in Hong Kong.




Grape Type



6 x 750ml

SKU: LCW00203 Categories: , , Tag:

After pressing, the resulting juice was fermented in French (Nevers) barriques, remaining in oak for up to 9 months. At the end of spring 2004, the separate Obaideh and Merwah wines were blended. The final wine was bottled in September 2004 and released in 2009.

Merwah was dominant in 2003, as if it were compensating for its absence due to a hailstorm in 2002, when no Musar White was produced. The defining characteristics are a deeper colour than usual, with greater intensity of aroma and flavour.