There is no sediment in the bottle and it has a beautiful color. Aroma: I find chocolate and blackberry on the nose. The body is light/medium. The wine has satin-like texture. Quite high acidity. It is a very nice wine but I find it a bit short and overpriced for the experience
2004 Bordeaux ... 10 years on (Bordeaux Index London): Soft expression here, almost too polite? There is pleasing freshness but it borders on the Magdelaine like facelessness. The palate is smooth enough, and nuanced. But do rising prices for this wine merit this vintage? Upon subsequent tasting, actually not that bad… more floral and elegant but still rather underwhelming. Merits a 90, but because of its price and pedigree, I decided to knock off a point.
Bottle okay; "into-neck"; colour: black purple; nose: leather, licorice & blackberries, hints of cumberland-sauce & oak; mouth: soft, silky tannins;good backbone; but limited in its expression and depth; not a great wine, but rather a good one; over-priced in fact concerning this vintage; drink now until 2017.
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(La Fleur Petrus) had a great nose, rich and sappy with decadent, plummy fruit. There was also excellent musk, touches of caramel and leather, vitamins, nice earth and bread aromas, along with a touch of baked something in a good way. Edouard observed that it was 'more fleshy but needs more time,' and he was right on in that observation. It had a big palate, 'a mouthful,' Frank exclaimed. Rich and concentrated, it had plummy and oily fruit and a long finish
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