2004 Margaux 1er Cru Classe, Bordeaux.
Since the 17th century, Chateau Margaux great wine was recognised as one of the greatest wines in the world. The Chateau Margaux owes its qualities to the wonderful terroir it comes from. This 2004 is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
This vintage is a classic from Chateau Margaux. The nose offers great finesse and very good purity. A subtle combination of floral, fruity and spicy aromas is felt, without one prevailing on the others. On the palate, the 2004 Chateau Margaux carries a nervous, tight, fine and tender tannic structure. This wine gives a balanced, precise, pure and fresh sensation, specific to the greatest vintages. The wine develops an airy gracefulness, characteristic of the greatest Margaux.
Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with brilliant delineation, scents of redcurrant, raspberry coulis, cold stone (almost flint-like) with pencil-lead and cedar lending it a Pauillac-like sense of aristocratic flair. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple opening, nigh perfect acidity with a surprisingly citric undercurrent that lends so much freshness and tension. While it does not have the weight and power of say, 2000, 2005 or 2009, it cruises along with utmost harmony and you become smitten by its charms - something that is perhaps in short supply among the First Growths in this vintage. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016.