90-94 / 100
90-94 / 100
The winter was rainy and the spring cold, followed by the dry and hot months of June and July. The month of August was milder and the month of September quite beautiful. As a result, the maturation was slower, which pushed back the date of the harvest to the end of September. You had to be patient to wait for the perfect maturity of the berries.
On the nose, this Premier Cru Classé is discreet and opens gently. Château Lafite Rothschild 2004 presents slightly candied fruity notes. On the palate, an ample start, then evolution towards a generous, opulent balance with great elegance. The finish is very long, suave and silky.
Châteauneuf du Pape
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004
PERRIER JOUET Belle époque Rosé 2004
LES FORTS DE LATOUR Magnum 2004
This beautiful, stunningly dense purple-colored effort (includes about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up precise notes of graphite, black cherries, cassis, scorched earth, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied with fabulous fruit, impressive richness, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin, this beauty should be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades. As Lafite Rothschilds go, this is somewhat of a sleeper vintage.
Intense aromas of currant, coffee, toasty oak and sweet tobacco follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins, great mouthfeel and a long finish. A refined Lafite.