Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan were blended in 2012 after having spent a year in untoasted French Nevers barrels and this vintage was bottled in the summer of 2013. It is a deep, rich garnet color with aromas of raisins, cedar, prunes and cinnamon. The 2010 is a savory, herby wine with delicate spices and the raisiny, figgy aromas follow through to the palate. This is an elegant vintage with fresh acidity and a long, dry finish.
Jeb Dunnuck – 90 points
The 2010 Chateau Musar is a sweetly fruited, forward, charming effort that’s loaded with sweet dark fruits, saddle leather, and garrigue-like aromas and flavors. With plenty of ripeness, some bright acidity, and a fruit-forward style, drink bottles over the coming 7-8 years.