Alcohol Percentage: 13 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l
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...
International Wine CellarRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007 ($225-$239) Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose features boysenberry, currant, cedar, graphite and mocha. Suave, gentle and sweet, already displaying ineffable inner-mouth perfume. The 17% merlot component injects a silky component, and the oak element adds a complementary sweetness. Complex, lush, horizontal finish saturates the mouth with flavor. It was not clear to me in April that the 2006 wo...
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