Chateau Cantemerle 2004

I have found the 2004 Bordeaux left bank vintage to have been a very even vintage so far.  Similar to the 2002s perhaps.  It is not as good as 2005, 2001 or 2000.  Yet it is more regular than 2003 (though 2003 does hit "higher highs", but there are "lower lows" too) and 2006 (which I have found a bit uneven so far).  And it's certainly better than 2007.

Chateau Cantemerle's 2004 is a very good wine.  I did actually prefer their 2003 in this case, but nonetheless, this wine has a great aroma of black fruit and cigar box.  The palate has length, with perhaps a touch of austerness on the tail.  Drink over the next couple of years.  86 points.

Abv: 13%
Price: $39
Would I buy it having tasted it? Yes
January 27, 2011

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