2004 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WE 96
  • W&S 96
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93

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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.
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 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
The supple-textured 2004 Chateau Margaux is reminiscent of the 2001 or 1999. It exhibits a superb blue/purple color to the rim as well as sweet aromas of flowers blueberries creme de cassis licorice and smoke superb fruit... The supple-textured 2004 Chateau Margaux is reminiscent of the 2001 or 1999. It exhibits a superb blue/purple color to the rim as well as sweet aromas of flowers blueberries creme de cassis licorice and smoke superb fruit intensity medium body classic elegance and silky sweet tannin in the long finish. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Subtle and complex aromas of crushed raspberry milk chocolate and cigar box. Full-bodied silky and refined with layers of fruit and seductive tannins. Very long. A Margaux with finesse and reserve. Best after 2011. 12500... Subtle and complex aromas of crushed raspberry milk chocolate and cigar box. Full-bodied silky and refined with layers of fruit and seductive tannins. Very long. A Margaux with finesse and reserve. Best after 2011. 12500 cases made.
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.

Winery

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.