February 14, 2021 - Drinking very well right now and probably for a few more years.
Some nice secondary notes coming through with the bottle age. Tannins are all rounded and settled, fruit has softened but has life and the wine has excellent balance, overall. This is well done and in a very good spot.
February 6, 2021 - Intense nose with leather, forest floor and underlaying dark fruit, superb, on the palate still fresh with a good structure and some edges, long finish, very classical. At its peak now but will easily hold for additional 4 to 6 years.
January 18, 2021 - einfach lecker.
So klein ist der Jg 2004 nicht
vermutlich jetzt auf dem Höhepunkt
December 20, 2020 - Probably just a more mature bottle than the last one, but this is just starting to show signs of fatigue. Lovely elegant flavours of cassis and spices as usual, but just edging now towards tartness. It should be fine for another two years but it hasn't got the structure for longer and I see no reason for any further improvement.
June 7, 2020 - Well, mine are still on form. As it ages, so it becomes more elegant, which I agree was never the case of LR in the past, but I'm not complaining. I admire the red and dark cherry, the blackberry and the overall balance of the wine, it's certainly at peal now, but it should remain there for another few years.
May 14, 2020 - It's good, but a bit thin for me. Seems quite variable from bottle to bottle - is it getting too old?
January 17, 2020 - 18/20 Coup de cœur
Acajou, ébène, foncé. Nez tertiaire, bois, thé noir.
La bouche offre ici toute sa finesse, toute sa puissance. Notes tertiaires superbement intégrées. Élégant et complexe. Les tanins sont encore bien présents. Notes de figues, de thé, de tabac, de balsamique.
Il est vraiment à son apogée ce 2004. En 2010 (il y a donc 10 ans), il ne m’avait pas du tout impressionné et je lui avais mis un simple 15/20
October 18, 2019 - Looks tired. Tastes tired. Disappointingly average. Similar to the last bottle.
September 29, 2019 - Still going well, with several years ahead, quite intense flavours of dark cherry and cassis, it may even improve further. Excellent value.
August 31, 2019 - Dark purple brown. Nose of anise, clove, cola, mushroom, leather and oak. At palate entry, obvious tannin, juicy trape, grape skin and plum. Bitter, leathery and thin at mid palate. Short finish of pepper, licorice, lime, plum with hint of oak. Light bodied, but mouth puckering tannin and high acid, very unbalanced wine, don't think it will get any better.