The Chateau Musar 'grand vin' of this vintage is the traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan, approximately one third of each. The blending took place 3 years later in 2011 and the wines spent a year in French Nevers oak barrels.
The Cinsault of 2008 seemed to benefit most from the heat and exceptional weather and showed abundant red fruit aromas, Carignan displayed blackcurrant and black cherry notes and the Cabernet Sauvignon gave us structure with herbs, coffee and dark berry fruits. The grapes this year were intensely juicy. Released 7 years later in the spring of 2015, the wine has a beautiful rich scarlet colour with an alluring nose of black and red fruits, cherries, coffee, leather and cloves.
A good natural intensity with well integrated tannins and good acidity - this is a rich, warm, concentrated vintage of Chateau Musar showing an abundance of fruit, energy and considerable finesse. Mature and balanced with a long finish.
Chateau Musar 2008