November 19, 2021 - Dark cherry color with no signs of bricking. Lavender and ripe berries on the nose. Bursts with bright red fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced by layers of mushrooms, cedar and earth. 2004 remains an enigma. This is bigger and bolder than most Margaux I’ve tasted but drinking nicely right now. There is still plenty of structure so this will outlast its CT drinking window.
August 14, 2021 - Unimpressed.
June 2, 2021 - Ikke dekantert. Gammeldags. Noe høy syre. Vil deg ikke nødvendigvis vel. Vi får se. På det jevne nedover i flasken. Grei, dog. Pen dag 2.
March 30, 2021 - This is in a great place now. Not too ripe with fine tannins just a trace. Raspberries, cassis, red currants, nice minerality, a bit of black pepper, generous floral nose. Much better than the last bottle I had. Drink up,
January 24, 2021 - Showing better than when I last tried two years ago. Gave it a long decant. Great aromas curled out of the decanter and licked around the room. Classy, confident Bordeaux. Not stellar and not likely to be, but good, well made, enjoyable.
January 2, 2021 - A bit of Brett but very nice. Mature but still vibrant.
December 28, 2020 - Loved this wine a year ago, but the fruit has faded considerably. Bad bottle? Cassis and dark fruit still there but not as vibrant. Good acidity with fine tannin remain. Aromas either closed or tight.
December 14, 2020 - Showing well now with some fine tannin. Opulent dark cherry and cassis notes with floral, lilac aromas.
November 2, 2020 - Slightly Corked.
October 18, 2020 - Medium-dark red color. Perfumed blackberry, floral, and cedar aromatics. A soft, round wine on the palate with mild tannins in its somewhat short finish. Good fruit extract for the vintage. Delicious drinking today and will hold its plateau for at least 18 more months.
If this wine had more length I would have scored it higher. That said, this is really a lovely Margaux. Absolutely textbook for the commune. A delightful hedonistic joy.
( Decanted for 45 minutes.)