2004 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux
This is rich and decadent with truffles and blackberries on the nose that follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a polished, pretty finish. Delicious now but will but better in a year or two.
A fine, perfumed wine which has ripe fruits, flavored with herbs and with fresh acidity. The tannins are dense but not overwhelming, giving a well-balanced wine, already integrated. (RV)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Although one of the appellation’s more tannic 2004s, the tannin is beautifully balanced by sweet black currant fruit, spring flower, camphor, and licorice notes. This impeccably well-made, medium-bodied Margaux reveals a lovely integration of acidity, tannin, and wood. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following two decades. This estate appears to be performing at a high quality level over recent vintages. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Expressive nose offers espresso, mocha and smoked meat. Silky, suave and seamless, with a rare opulence for the year. There's a distinct sweetness to the flavors of currant and tobacco. Finishes with very fine, ripe, building tannins and a note of chocolate. (ST)
Wine & Spirits
A savory and lean Margaux, stylish in its depth of fruit and model-thin tannins, this wine has lovely fresh flavors of cassis. With air, it gains in juiciness and length of fruit while also intensifying its firm, sleek stance. This should age gracefully for eight to ten years from the vintage.
Interesting aromas of dried flowers and currant on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a round, caressing finish. Very balanced and stylish. Best after 2011. (JS)