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1999 Musar and 1996 Kefraya, Comte de M, 24 October 2008


I realize there are numerous notes on the Musar but I figure it is a good reference point for the Kefraya. Both Jenn and I would rather drink the Musar even with the Kefraya on sale. The Musar is unique whereas the Kefraya could come from anywhere.1999 Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley – $35
A light plus opaque color in the glass. There is a light to medium nose of dusty, red fruit. In the mouth there are earthy, red fruits, good acidity, and very mild tannins. A lovely wine that kept developing until we finished the bottle.

1996 Chateau Kefraya, Comte de M, Bekaa Valley – $50 (on sale for $35)
This wine is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and 20% Mourvedre aged 16 months in 100% new French oak. Light to medium opacity in the glass. There is a light nose of brighter red fruit. In the mouth, this modern styled wine has structured red fruit. The acidity comes through in the middle as the fairly substantial new oak tannins pop up. This is still young and hasn’t developed any bottle age flavors yet.

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