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A vibrant and mineral wine that showcases bright and tart fruits, citrus blossom, lemongrass, and lily of the valley. Almond notes and a chalky texture gives this one more complexity on the palate.
Susan Lin MW
Writer: Morgan LaCroix Editor: Rachel Del Rocco Terrazas
Founded in 1930, the iconic Chateau Musar is located 15 miles from Beirut in Lebanon. Socio-political unrest has created challenges most winemakers do not endure, but like the flower through the asphalt, they produce exceptional wines regardless of their circumstance. The 2012 white is a blend of Obaideh and Merwah from 50-year-old vines; it produces a wine that has a slightly oxidized character in the most approachable way. The nose finds Lily of the Valley, orange peel, and lemon pith; while the palate has toasted Marcona almond, lemongrass, thyme, and a touch of caramel. If you have not sought out these benchmark wines, do so.