02 Chateau Musar ($60) ☺☺☺☺

Chateau Musar is one of those wines which is instantly recognizable. If ever you get it during a blind tasting it s a freebie, a gift. I had the opportunity to try the 02 recently with some new friends and my daughter and her boyfriend. It went really well with the Lamb dish and it has the talisman acetone nose on opening. The taste is of full leather, licorice and gamey plums. Gaston Hochar really produces exceptional wines from the Bekaar Valley and they rank among my favorites. 

© John Holmes 2014