Winery Notes: "In 2005 we experienced a most unusual weather pattern, certainly unequalled in 38 years! We had rain and snow throughout January which lasted until mid February – followed by rain in March and April. Humid but mild weather then set in from May through to September, with one very unusual day of rain on the 23rd July. The combination of high levels of humidity and comparatively low temperatures affected maturity and our harvesting was delayed by about 10 days as a result. It was hardly surprising therefore, that we recorded medium alcohol content and high acidity this year. The Chateau Musar White 2005 is a beautiful honey gold colour with a nose and palate of orange blossom, honey, wild flowers and tropical fruits – guava, banana and passion fruit. A very well balanced wine with good acidity and a long finish of pears and honey."