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Musar Jeune Whitetext

Musar Jeune White 2014

LebanonMusar Jeune is a range of youthful, oak-free wines from Lebanon's iconic producer, Chateau Musar. This is organically farmed viognier, vermentino and chardonnay from limestone and silty soils of the Bekaa Valley, fermented in concrete and released the following year. Youthful vines they may be, but no less striking on the textural palate, confidently taking its time to sidle along the length, yet tightly strung with tension. Spiced anjou pear, elderflower blossoms, light white honey, meadow herbs, yellow apples, tangerine pith, on a dry, cleansing, oil-slicked palate to a toasted pine nut finish. The dichotomy here between fuller bodied and cleansing lightness is appealing, glass after glass. Now four years along, this shows even better after a decant (yes, you can decant whites) or on the second day, when all this density has time to relax. Mussels, salty mezze, tabbouleh sing with this.Tasted: 12 March 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$22.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Château MusarDistributors: Seacove Premium Wines and Spirits
Blend: Viognier - Vermentino - Chardonnay CSPC: 831354UPC: 5017469370006