I got mine from De Burgh in Dalkeith, I think Divine might have some as well, but I’ve never ordered from them; sometimes they crop up at auction like bidforwine, hope that helps @RJackson
Certainly does! Thank-you.
It could well be; mine were £29 from TWS but that was back in May.
My father-in-law loves Musar and I wanted to get him a bottle for Xmas.
Found the 2000- Chateau Musar 2000 — Gerrard Seel
For that I thought was a good price, has anyone tried this? how’s this drinking? Gets good reviews on cellar tracker.
Or are there any other vintages around the same price you’d recommend?
I have seen the 09 listed on WS but feel the 2000 seems more impressive given the age.
Love to hear your thoughts.
I’ve bought from Gerrard Seel before and their prices are usually fairly reasonable and they do tend to have some of the older Musars. Their 2016 is a little more than I paid from TWS last May but not too much. I think that’s not a bad price for a Musar that’s already 22 years old! I would consider the 1998, though, which is I think a better vintage than 2000. The last 2000 I had had huge amounts of very fine sediment and really needed to be passed through a coffee filter; worse than I’ve had with even older ones. And 1998 is, I think meant to be a particularly good vintage. A little more than the 2000 but not that much.
That does look like a reasonable price. I’ve not had the 2000 for a while; by this stage bottle variation will be having some effect. Provided its not corked etc, I think you’ll be in for a treat; bear in mind it’ll evolve in the glass, as well as over a couple of days- but I’m sure your father in law will know this.
If he loves Musar then you probably won’t go wrong with this!
See my entries above, from 30 Sep and 1 October. The 2000 was singing.
I think that’s a good price. We drank a 2016, 2007, 1998 and 1975 last Friday. The ‘75 was the star - phenomenal wine (I think we got lucky) but the 98 was superb too. Of more recent vintages I think 2007 will go a lot longer.
If 1975 is going strong, then 2016 will see my nicely well into old age!
That’s my feeling. but people do of course report a great deal of inconsistency with older vintages of musar (can’t say I’ve really experienced this with anything post 2000) and the old corks are pretty ropey.
I’ve still got 3 '99s but I’m not sure how long I’ll hold them for. Each one has so far been sublime. In fact a '99 was my first Musar and the start of my love of them.
Gone for the 98 and 2 bottles of 2000 for myself as to get free delivery!
Thought I’d highlight this
There’s a whole load come up for auction; Search Results :: Fine Wine Marketplace, Rare Wine, Bin Ends and Vintage Wine. Buy and sell wine directly with other users
Some nice wines in there I’ve never bought from auction …
I have bought a few bottles from that auction house before. Oddly enough some Musar white 2012 and Musar red 2000. No issues at all.
A limited number of mature Musar have appeared Chateau Musar 2007 on the site. I have some already, so I’m out.
Thanks for the heads up @MikeFranklin, much appreciated.
2 bottles promptly ordered.
Thinking it might have been part of someone’s estate being cleared out. It is amongst a very large number of different wines of various vintages and all as low stock.
Resisting the urge to collect musars