Very dark ruby red in color, a nose of fragrant underbrush and cassis, classis Cab Franc. Very bright on the palate, with good ripeness and saturation, this is really starting to drink beautifully. The Baudry from this year have always been good, but there is an additional grip and definition that has emerged with some bottle age. A great year for Chinon, whatever some said early on. I particularly like the way the bright ripe fruit is balanced by the signature leafy Cab Franc character.
Premature oxidation, my first bad 2004 Fevre. The ghost of the wine is rich, with lingering acidity, but the aromas and flavors have turned to sherry.
Importer is shown as J.J. Hansen Vinimport in Odense, Denmark, so I guess I must have got this from Premier Cru, although usually they add their own label. Bought close to or on release, stored perfectly (55F) ever since. We could blame the importer I guess, but I suspect that the Fevre wines are just not aging well...
Drank this at the big Bordeaux tasting at the Red House, along side a 1982 Pichon Lalande and LLC, and a 1990 Angelus. This was the best bottle yet of this wine, mid-neck fill. In the glass, dark, brooding, smoky, with black fruit almost taking on a charcoal character. Beautiful wine, with excellent (if not great) persistence on the finish.