I have always known I was obsessed with Chateau Musar. And thanks to Eric Asimov’s piece in the New York Times, the world knows it. And hopefully, the world will share a bit in my obsession.
As the article makes clear, these are magical wines that very much reflect the man behind them: Serge Hochar, a sort of jet set, margarita-sipping,* philosopher king of wine. Read it, and if you’re intrigued, come back here and have a look at our selection.
Some of these wines are in stock, and some are on their way direct from the importer’s warehouse. To check availability and order, click through to the WINES page and enter MUSAR into the search field.
Additional vintages are available, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Best, -Christy Frank
Chateau Musar 2003: A baby, but a delicious baby. Still in its “primary fruit” stage…which for Musar doesn’t mean “fruity”, just more fruit than funk. Price: $55.99
Chateau Musar 2000: A touch lighter than the 1999. For drinking sooner (as in 10ish years) rather than later (as in forever). Price: $69.99
Chateau Musar 1999: I hate to play favorites, but if you twist my arm, I will tell you this is my favorite vintage of the last 15 years. Price: $77.99
Chateau Musar 1995: Going old-school – this is classic, classic aged Musar. Fruit, tea leaves, exotic spices, earthy funkiness balanced by an underlying elegance. Everything in one swell bottle. The last vintage when no SO2 at all was used at bottling. Price: $189.99
Chateau Musar 1993: A bit darker, more mineral, more brooding than the 1995. (The beginning of ) maturity is a beautiful thing. Price: $219.99
Chateau Musar 2004: When young (and at 10 years, this one is indeed young), these wines are somewhat similar to a classic white Rioja. With age (oh, like 20 – 50 years of age) they evolve into something otherworldly and completely magical. Buy some for now – and some to hold…and hold…and hold... Price: $51.99
Chateau Musar 2000: Approaching 15 years of age, this bottle gives you a peek at the magical path these whites take as they age. All honey, mineral, crazy, exotic spiced goodness. Price: $69.99
To check availability and order any of these wines, click through to the WINES page here and enter MUSAR into the search field.
* I don’t have photographic proof of the margarita sipping. You’ll just have to believe me.