TN: 2003 Chateau Musar Cuvee Blanc
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
In a little Mediterranean market yesterday, I discovered a trove of Musars including this wine and a red version. I know this isn't the premium white, but I bought a bottle to try anyway. I found floral notes on a dry white wine with good acidity and some very slight oxidative notes of the kind that's so slight it can be deliberate/natural to the wine. Funny, I like sherry and don't mind that element in full force but I don't care for it in wines like this one; conversely, a friend dropped by who hates sherry, but who loves a slight oxidative note like this one. She liked the wine better than I did.
But re the big red Musars: this store had the 95's for $59 and the 97 for $38. Is that a typical price difference between those two vintages?
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov