2010 Musar "Jeune" Rouge Bekaa Valley
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)