It's a 2004 so it has to suck. It has to be stuffed full of unripe stems and ladybugs and all kinds of other green matter.
This is a tasty bottle of wine. Will it make people spit out their 1999 La Tache? Nah. But that's not the point. I detect no overt green flavors. Is this a really lacy and deeply interesting bottle of Burgundy? Again nah. But it's a really nice drink on a night when you don't want to wax poetic over wine descriptors.
Reasonably dark in color, good cherry/menthol aromas, the 'standard' cherry cough syrup descriptors (in a good way).
I was surprised. Maybe because the maker is considered more of an 'extractor' or 'concentrator', that he fit this vintage well? Was able to get more out of the juice and less green stemmy stuff in the way?
deep ruby color; Blackberry, black cherry, nice proportions, no greenness or weediness at all; well integrated, med+ body; not exceptionally complex but very nicely aged and a great '04. With Alaska King Salmon.
Dark translucent red, little bricking. A bit reserved on the nose with aromas of soft red berries, cherry, and earth. On the palate, this is very balanced with flavors of silky dark berry Chambolle fruit with a subtle mineral streak. Goes down easy, good midpalate length, concise but satisfying finish. Decanted and consumed over about 4 hours. A wonderful 2004 with no greenness of which to speak. Not overly complex but just real good and in a very nice place. From magnum. Another fantastic P-M '04.
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