(From 2007 Vintage) Medium bright ruby. Compellingly perfumed nose of boysenberry, cassis, graphite, licorice and violet. Suave on entry, then imploded in the middle and extremely slow to show itself. Very pure, understated black fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors are like an essence of cabernet. Savory rather than particularly sweet: there's nothing easy or obvious about this wine today. A dry and classic style; the tannins are tight for a young Margaux but not hard, and the finishing flavors are vibrant and perfumed.
The 2004 was born in conditions closely resembling those of 1996: the same unsettled summer weather, the same early autumn and the same rainy harvest. Last minute rain, though, in no way modifies the body of a wine, nor weakens its muscle; it only takes away a bit of fatness, which gives it a finer silhouette. Château Margaux 2004 is therefore a great classic vintage. There is great finesse and above all, purity on the nose. In this subtle combination of floral, fruit and spice aromas, all are...
Wine & SpiritsRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
Robert ParkerRating: 92-94 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 165
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07
Wine EnthusiastRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast