WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

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WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby Rainer from CH » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:26 pm

2004 Château Margaux

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17.5% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Restrained, pure scent of dark fruit and earth.
Spectacular mouth-feel thanks to tons of super-fine tannins empowering precision, focus, freshness and complexity.
The endless finish is driven by delicate etheral sweetness and white truffles.
I'd love to listen to this wine for hours, it's so rewarding like e.g. listening to Beethoven's piano sonatas. - My personal rating: 96/100.

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Re: WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:42 pm

Sounds lovely, though I am surprised it would be so giving at such a young age.
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Re: WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby Jenise » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:03 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Sounds lovely, though I am surprised it would be so giving at such a young age.


Me, too. Decanted how long, Rainer?
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Re: WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby Rainer from CH » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:35 pm

Jenise wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:Sounds lovely, though I am surprised it would be so giving at such a young age.


Me, too. Decanted how long, Rainer?


The wine was served from bottle without decanting. Not sure when the bottle was opened, maybe 1 hour prior to being served.
I've seen many 2004 Bordeaux showing well (at least in my view) at young age: Palmer, Vieux Château Certan, Pavie Macquin, ..
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Re: WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby James Dietz » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:35 pm

I dropped one of my cellar mate's bottles of this in our walk-in a couple of years back. It smelled wonderful.

I'm still waiting to try the replacement bottle.
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Re: WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby Jenise » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:41 pm

James Dietz wrote:I'm still waiting to try the replacement bottle.


Waiting to TRY? That sounds like OJ's plan to find the real killer. :wink:
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Re: WTN: 2004 Château Margaux

Postby Jason Hagen » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:00 pm

Cool. Only tried one of my upper end 04s, Vieux Château Certan, and it was corked :| Will probably open a Margaux next Feb for my daughters 10th.

James Dietz wrote:I dropped one of my cellar mate's bottles of this in our walk-in a couple of years back. It smelled wonderful.

I'm still waiting to try the replacement bottle.


I remember that night. Poor Paul was convinced you were joking. I do remember you talking about how great it smelled :D

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