2010 Musar "Jeune" Rouge Bekaa Valley
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.