Otto Nieminen wrote:
Musar Rouge 1966
More orange, but healthy colour, lots of sediment, so it was a bit cloudy. Oh my, what a nose! Shit. Barnfuls of it. With a lovely leafy, leathery, savoury, cassis quality to it, reminding me of a Chinon from a warm year, but with a personality of its own totally unlike Chinon. Pardoxical certainly. The palate has unbelievable intensity, razor sharp acidity backed up by gorgeous ripe fruit (which isn't at all gobby, thank goodness) and an eternal aftertaste which opens up like the cliché of the peacock's tail. Stunning wine.
Careful . . . re-read what I wrote:
..."our bottles have never shown much brett."
Didn't say no brett. Just not to the degree to which you seemed to indicate in your note. In fact, all the bottles I've gone through might have a splash or hint of brett, but certainly not a dominating component.
Anyway, when I get to the bottles I have, I'll be more on the lookout for brett.
Also, I envy your possible trip to Lebanon - I'd surely love to go one day just to visit Serge in his element.
Otto, I've only been blessed to be able to taste Musar on a couple of occasions, and loved it.
Please tell me, among the current vintages that are now available, what vintage is the quitessential Musar rouge - at least in flavor. I'd like to introduce some friends to this wine.
While I am familiar with the phrase "Shit" in the vernacular, I am uninitiated with its use as a description of our precious Vino. Please forgive my ignorance; however, I'm relatively new at this wine business. What is the meaning of "shit?" What qualities characterize "shit?"
Otto Nieminen wrote:Ok, I hear you. But I also implied that the brett didn't obliterate everything else so it wasn't in that sense dominant. Rather it was pleasantly obvious and plentiful but still only a nuance. I guess we are talking of the same amounts of brett, then. I admit I get carried away with my brett adoration at times - I just want an antidote to the praising of squeaky clean wines that goes on to profuse amounts on most boards ;)
Daniel Paulson wrote:Hi Otto,
While I am familiar with the phrase "Shit" in the vernacular, I am uninitiated with its use as a description of our precious Vino.
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