2004 Nairac, Barsac
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale gold. Clean, ripe and pure on the nose, with stone fruit and citrus aromas complicated by minerals, clove and vanillin oak. At once fresh and ripe in the mouth, with intense flavors of apricot nectar and orange. Finishes ripe and long, with a strong spice character to the fruit flavors, and firm spine. Very promising.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Chateau Nairac is closed and reticent on the nose with light pineapple and citrus peel scents. The palate is nicely rounded and viscous on the entry. There are light scents of orange peel and dried apricot and a touch of spice, leading to a linear finish not unlike the 2005 Nairac. There is a pleasant bitter note on the aftertaste that lingers in the mouth, finishing off a Nairac that exceeds my expectations. Drink now-2024+. (NM)
Shows lots of lemon and vanilla, with hints of spice on the nose. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and a concentrated, thick palate. Big and juicy for the vintage. Well done. Best after 2010. (JS)