2004 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 96
  • W&S 96
  • NM 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • WA 94

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2007
If one of 2004's enduring characteristics is its freshness then Margaux epitomizes this. It is so deliciously fresh and floating with great black currant and blueberry fruits pointed up by spice mint and a sense of... If one of 2004's enduring characteristics is its freshness then Margaux epitomizes this. It is so deliciously fresh and floating with great black currant and blueberry fruits pointed up by spice mint and a sense of elegance and poise. There's no doubt about its aging potential either: just feel that heart of firm tannins.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2007
Tasted from barrel in 2005 this wine showed the freshness of the vintage in its bright woodland-berry scent before settling into tannins that felt mineral powerful and black. Directeur général Paul Pontallier commented at... Tasted from barrel in 2005 this wine showed the freshness of the vintage in its bright woodland-berry scent before settling into tannins that felt mineral powerful and black. Directeur général Paul Pontallier commented at the time "I consider this to be typical absolutely of Château Margaux." Two years on the wine is definitively Margaux from the fashionable scent of new oak to the musculature and vinous strength of the fruit. The sweetness of the fraises des bois and plum seems improbable in the context of a completely dry concentrated yet ethereal taste that doesn't stop. The wine will taunt you with its delicate silken power whether you drink it in ten 20 or 30 years.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted at the Margaret River Cabernet tutorial. A deep black/garnet colour. The nose has stupendous definition and clarity, with that ethereal sense of controlled power and intensity, scents of dark cherry, pencils... Tasted at the Margaret River Cabernet tutorial. A deep black/garnet colour. The nose has stupendous definition and clarity, with that ethereal sense of controlled power and intensity, scents of dark cherry, pencils shavings and cedar all with wonderful definition and focus. The palate is medium-bodied, superb acidity, quite austere with cedar and tobacco, fine tannins, quite sharp and a little earthy on the finish. This is just a baby but should be considered a great success for the vintage. Drink 2012-2030.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
This is lovely, with enticing, velvety plum sauce, macerated red currant fruit, black tea and incense notes that have melded beautifully. This shows a lovely tug of earth at the very end, retaining some grip for further... This is lovely, with enticing, velvety plum sauce, macerated red currant fruit, black tea and incense notes that have melded beautifully. This shows a lovely tug of earth at the very end, retaining some grip for further cellaring, despite being approachable now. A lovely wine.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2029. 12,500 cases made. –JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose features boysenberry currant cedar graphite and mocha. Suave gentle and sweet already displaying ineffable inner-mouth perfume. The 17% merlot component injects a silky component and the oak... Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose features boysenberry currant cedar graphite and mocha. Suave gentle and sweet already displaying ineffable inner-mouth perfume. The 17% merlot component injects a silky component and the oak element adds a complementary sweetness. Complex lush horizontal finish saturates the mouth with flavor. It was not clear to me in April that the 2006 would exceed this-and it will certainly take longer to reach full maturity in bottle.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with... The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with brilliant delineation, scents of redcurrant, raspberry coulis, cold stone (almost flint-like) with pencil-lead and cedar lending it a Pauillac-like sense of aristocratic flair. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple opening, nigh perfect acidity with a surprisingly citric undercurrent that lends so much freshness and tension. While it does not have the weight and power of say, 2000, 2005 or 2009, it cruises along with utmost harmony and you become smitten by its charms - something that is perhaps in short supply among the First Growths in this vintage. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2004

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Since the 17th Century, the grand vin of Chateau Margaux has been recognized as one of the greatest wines in the entire world. It owes its unique qualities to the genius of its terroir as well as to the passionate work of a succession of generations. It’s a remarkable wine that comes from a combination of characteristics that are only rarely found: finesse, elegance, complexity, density, intensity, length and freshness. Although its tannic concentration may be exceptional, it’s rare to detect astringency.

The great vintages are distinguished by their formidable ability to move us, while the lesser vintages give pleasure to wine enthusiasts. Chateau Margaux has an extraordinary ability to evolve with age, developing finesse, aromatic aromatic complexity, and a remarkable presence on the palate.

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Margaux, Chateau

Chateau Margaux is a famous wine estate in the Medoc region, which along with Lafite, Latour and Haut Brion, was rated a First Growth in the original 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It covers 262 hectares, of which 82 hectares are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, and 12 hectares to Sauvignon Blanc.

In the 12th century, the property was called “La Mothe de Margaux” (the Margaux mound) and by the 16th century, wine was being produced at the estate. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of 230 barrels of “Margose” and the 1771 vintage was the first “claret” to appear in a Christie’s catalogue. Indeed one of America’s Founding Fathers and vintner in his own right, Thomas Jefferson, visited this great estate in the late 18th century and declared it to be a vineyard of “first quality”. When Bertrand Douat, Marquis de la Colonilla, acquired the estate, he built the chateau that is often nicknamed the “Versailles of the Medoc”, a rare example of the neo-palladian style in France.

Andre Mentzelopoulos purchased the property in 1977, investing heavily in the estate and a program of improvements. Since his death in 1980, the property has been run by his daughter Corinne who continued his work in restoring the chateau to its former glory.