Saturday, May 31, 2014 - From the top shelf of my very good passive cellar #1b. From a somewhat unpleasant, meaty, compact monotone youth, this wine is entering into a very nice phase. Fresh odors of young dandelions and sea breeze. Juicy palate of fresh young cherries, cranberries, blood orange, lilies, shortbread, thyme and liquorice. The luscious fruit spreads wide on top of the palate until the tannins pull downward on a long, meditative decay. Very feminine, lithe, very sinuous and profound. Attests to the success of Margaux in 2005.
Addendum: I am subtracting 2 points from my initial "94" rating as this wine loses complexity very quickly with air, settling into a flat combination of caramel, light red berry, and soil. My recommendation is to not decant it, and drink it within the first 2 hours of opening.