2010 Musar "Jeune" Rouge Bekaa Valley

SKU #1113199 Decanter

 Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Has the Musar funk on the nose but is clean enough to be very enjoyable with black fruit, light body and a spicy finish.  (12/2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Musar Jeune red is a blend of 60% Cinsault and 20% each of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, all unoaked. This is the type of entry level wine I see in various regions at various times -- clean, friendly, fruity, maybe even a touch candied on the finish from the ripe young fruit. How you react to it depends not only your tastes, but its context. It rather grew on me and I liked it a lot. It can be extremely pleasing if drunk in the right circumstances and at the right moment -- and especially at the right temperature. It should certainly be on the cooler side -- not cold, just cool, maybe around 62F. That said, your expectations need to be in line. It has modest concentration and structure, although there is a bit more structure than I thought there was on the first taste. It is meant for early consumption and will not reward cellaring. It may be a bit pricey for what it is, but it became quite appealing. Drink it as young and fresh as possible. Drink now-2015.  (12/2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Notes of ripe red berries and plums permeate the nose and palate of this bold, concentrated blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a rich texture, and it offers a flurry of soft tannins and hints of spice and graham cracker that linger on the finish.  (4/2013)

Wine & Spirits

 This is a punchy red, full of sour-cherry fruit and sappy herbals; the base of cinsault (60 percent) keeps it light while firmly Mediterranean in character.  (8/2013)

Wine Spectator

 A floral-tasting red, with plenty of chewy tannins behind the spiced cherry and wild plum flavors. Notes of candied melon grace the finish. Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. (Web Only-2013)

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