Red

2004 Martín Códax Bierzo Cuatro Pasos

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  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Bierzo
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • markelln@bellsouth.net wrote: 86 points

    November 4, 2010 - Opened for cooking, passable for drinking.

  • Tyler_at_WWD wrote: 89 points

    May 21, 2010 - This wine has a nice color. It’s a ripe berry red with just a faint darkness to the core. That’s actually a somewhat similar description of what I detect on the nose as well. The first thing I pick up is a nice smoky, volcanic stone, and almost tarry component. There is also a bit of menthol and some raspberry bush tones (I get both the leaves and the fruit), and some dark plum or dark cherry faintly showing through. I do detect a very faint touch of that somewhat candy-like, artificial fruit character (think Beaujolais Nouveau) that always scares me a bit, but it’s very light and the rest of the nose is fairly impressive, so I wasn’t too worried.

    The palate opens with soft raspberry crème, a smoky note, and a touch of black pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. There is a subtle oakiness that leads into a bit of vanilla, as well as some very light chocolate and a slight leafy component. The finish ends on the same ripe raspberry, some plum, and a subtle kitchen spice flavor.

    For an easy drinking, kick-back-and-relax wine, I like this quite a bit. It’s very nicely balanced, with smooth, intense fruit, and a subtle wood-touched tannin level. It’s a casual drinking wine, but there is a fullness to it’s weight and flavor profile that make it very interesting. I’d say that this wine is very nicely done, and for the low cost, an adventure well worth trying.

    Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #18: A What, from Where? Bierzo Mencia ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/21/post-18-a-what-from-where-bierzo-mencia/ )

  • Capt M wrote: 87 points

    April 20, 2010 - Dark prune color. Not a young wine anymore for sure. Mature on the aromatics, showing 75% dark fruit aromas, and 25% bright red cherries; quite nice. Old world, not racy at all during the first 3/4 of passage, but shows a nice currant and blackberry flavors along the way, and ends with a nice acidity, dusty mouthfeel. Star apple (Caimito) comes to mind. Very pleasant structure, acidity and maturity. This wine is quite a bargain.

  • peternelson wrote: 88 points

    February 6, 2009 - Little Parlor: Rich riper frty grape style, a touch of oak-vanilla not unpleasant, very nice stuff.

  • phsmith wrote: 87 points

    January 17, 2009 - pop and pour. dark red fruit, dusty nose. reminds me of a toned-down zin on the palate. nice effort. definitely a drink now bottle, as the fruit seems to be getting a bit tired. but i have to say there still is some nice stucture to the wine. 87+

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2006, IWC Issue #128 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Martín Códax
  • Varietal Mencía
  • Designation Cuatro Pasos
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bierzo
  • UPC Code 8414825337364

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  • In Cellars 32 (46%)
  • Consumed 37 (54%)

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