Chateau Musar, Musar Jeune Rosé, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2019
(at Brussels, 12 Jun 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2022
Quite restrained on the nose, with aromas of red berries and citrus. The palate is solidly built but juicy, with similar fruit flavours and a hint of hazelnuts. It is more a suave Spanish clarete than a fashionable Provence rosé. It is made to be drunk young; within two years of the vintage, as it loses its fruit a day after the bottle is opened. But it kept a nice structure, with much freshness and no faulty odours.