The esteemed 2nd growth in Saint-Estephe, near the mouth of the Gironde. 74% Cabernet, 23% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc. 2004 is considered an underrated vintage--more important, this wine is sensationally good right now, you don't need to hide it away. A cocoa-cherry-plum aroma, smooth tannins, soft blackberry-currant flavors, and an endless autumnal finish.
Dense, old vine flavors of cassis and black fruit offset by refined mineral, liquorice and tobacco notes lead into this wine's layered, complex palate which is supported by a firm, focused backbone of sweet, ripe tannins and an elegant, balanced acidity on the extended finish.
A beautiful example of the vintage, proprietor Michel Reybier and his top-notch winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats, have fashioned an exceptional wine displaying a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries, black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with impressive density for the vintage, sweet tannin, and outstanding richness and length.