The Noble Savage:
2001 Chateau Musar

Posted by Joe Salamone

Last week, we offered '98 and '99 Musar and the offer blew up. Today, we're happy to present Musar's 2001. The excitement isn't surprising. These are some of the most singular and captivating wines around.

Once initiated into Musar, it's easy to become obsessed. They age beautifully - a 1988 that we drank a few years ago is still a Crush legend.

Musar's wines combine an aristocratic air with wild, sauvage beauty that makes for profound drinking. How they pull off such gamey, untamed complexity with such harmony and nobility is thrilling.

2001 was a very strong vintage for Musar. It exemplifies so much of what makes Musar perpetually fascinating. There's game, leather, spice and dark fruits, combined with an abundance of lift and structure that promises these wines will age really well. Like all Musar, it's nearly impossible to put your finger on everything that's happening. The wine is endlessly complicated and constantly evolving.

To gain more information on the chateau, I encourage you to check out Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That! interview with Serge Hochar, who sadly passed away at the end of 2014. There's simply too much to say about Musar, but there's not enough space.

Wrapping things up, I'll just say that 2001 is a beautiful example of Musar and not to be missed. We expect this to sell out quickly, so we advise you to get your orders in quickly.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2001 Chateau Musar