Chateau Margaux  2004 Front Label
Chateau Margaux  2004 Front LabelChateau Margaux  2004 Front Bottle Shot

Chateau Margaux 2004

  • WE96
  • W&S96
  • WW95
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • JD93
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WE98
  • JS98
  • D97
  • V97
  • JD97
  • RP97
  • JS100
  • WE100
  • D99
  • RP99
  • V99
  • JD98
  • WE100
  • RP100
  • JS100
  • JD100
  • D98
  • WS95
  • JD100
  • JS100
  • RP100
  • WS98
  • WE98
  • V98
  • D98
  • JS99
  • RP98
  • JD98
  • WE96
  • D96
  • WS95
  • RP99
  • WE99
  • JS99
  • D98
  • WS97
  • JD97
  • WE100
  • JS100
  • D100
  • JD100
  • WS99
  • RP99
  • JS97
  • WE97
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • D95
  • RP96
  • WE95
  • WS95
  • WW94
  • WE95
  • JS94
  • WS94
  • RP93
  • JS100
  • JD98
  • RP98
  • WE98
  • WS98
  • D100
  • JS99
  • RP98
  • WE98
  • WS97
  • WE96
  • RP94
  • WS91
  • WE93
  • RP92
  • RP95
  • WE95
  • W&S94
  • WS92
  • WS100
  • WE98
  • RP98
  • W&S94
  • D92
  • RP99
  • JS98
  • WS95
  • WS95
  • RP93
  • WE97
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • WW93
  • D100
  • JD100
  • JS100
  • RP100
  • WS99
  • W&S98
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • W&S96
  • WS91
  • RP91
  • WS90
  • RP90
  • RP100
  • JD97
  • WS95
  • WS97
  • RP95
  • RP92
  • WS90
  • WS90
  • RP100
  • WS96
  • WS99
  • WS95
  • RP93
  • JS93
  • RP98
  • WS98
  • JS90
  • D95
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • WS98
  • RP96
  • D100
  • JD99
  • RP97
  • JS97
  • WS95
  • WS95
  • RP91
  • RP93
  • WS91
  • WS92
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $239.00
Try the 2019 Vintage 799 97
239
239
Save $0.00 (0%)
1
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Mon, Oct 3
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
4.8 5 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

4.8 5 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 1988 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1991

The 2004 was born in conditions closely resembling those of 1996: the same unsettled summer weather, the same early autumn and the same rainy harvest. Last minute rain, though, in no way modifies the body of a wine, nor weakens its muscle; it only takes away a bit of fatness, which gives it a finer silhouette.

Château Margaux 2004 is therefore a great classic vintage. There is great finesse and above all, purity on the nose. In this subtle combination of floral, fruit and spice aromas, all are clearly present but no single aroma dominates. On the palate, the tannic structure is tight-knit, fine and tender. The general impression is firstly balance, precision, freshness and finally an air-light grace which can only be found in great Margaux.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast
If one of 2004's enduring characteristics is its freshness, then Margaux epitomizes this. It is so deliciously fresh and floating, with great black currant and blueberry fruits, pointed up by spice, mint and a sense of elegance and poise. There’s no doubt about its aging potential either: just feel that heart of firm tannins.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits
Tasted from barrel in 2005, this wine showed the freshness of the vintage in its bright woodland-berry scent before settling into tannins that felt mineral, powerful and black. Directeur général Paul Pontallier commented at the time, "I consider this to be typical, absolutely, of Château Margaux." Two years on, the wine is definitively Margaux, from the fashionable scent of new oak, to the musculature and vinous strength of the fruit. The sweetness of the fraises des bois and plum seems improbable in the context of a completely dry, concentrated yet ethereal taste that doesn't stop. The wine will taunt you with its delicate, silken power whether you drink it in ten, 20 or 30 years.
WW 95
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2004 Château Margaux is beautiful from every which way. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings up classic descriptors. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of black dust, pencil lead, earth, rustic spices, and other riveting nuances with roast wild game birds. (Tasted: October 25, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
WS 94
Wine Spectator
This is lovely, with enticing, velvety plum sauce, macerated red currant fruit, black tea and incense notes that have melded beautifully. This shows a lovely tug of earth at the very end, retaining some grip for further cellaring, despite being approachable now. A lovely wine.
RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with brilliant delineation, scents of redcurrant, raspberry coulis, cold stone (almost flint-like) with pencil-lead and cedar lending it a Pauillac-like sense of aristocratic flair. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple opening, nigh perfect acidity with a surprisingly citric undercurrent that lends so much freshness and tension. While it does not have the weight and power of say, 2000, 2005 or 2009, it cruises along with utmost harmony and you become smitten by its charms - something that is perhaps in short supply among the First Growths in this vintage. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016.
JD 93
Jeb Dunnuck
Drinking beautifully, the 2004 Château Margaux (78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot) is all about elegance and finesse and has perfumed notes of sandalwood, dried flowers, and sweet red and black fruits all soaring from the glass. With medium body, a silky, seamless texture, ultra-fine tannin, and a great finish, it glides across the palate and is just a joy to drink. While it doesn’t have the weight or richness of a top vintage, it’s a beautiful expression of this estate. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.
View More
Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux

View all products
Chateau Margaux, France
Chateau Margaux  Winery Image

Chateau Margaux, a Premier Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux, is one of the most famous wines in the world. Care has been lavished on the property by a line of owners with an abiding concern for the reputation of the estate.

For more than five hundred years, season after season, generations of vineyard-workers, grapeharvesters, cellar-workers, coopers and many other craftsmen have all played a part in making Chateau Margaux what it is today: a wine with an incomparable personality, reflected in the elegant Palladian building which adorns its label. In 1977, the estate was purchased by the late André Mentzelopoulos, and it is now run by his daughter, Corinne Mentzelopoulos.

Image for Margaux Wine Bordeaux, France content section

Margaux Wine

Bordeaux, France

View all products

Silky, seductive and polished are the words that characterize the best wines from Margaux, the most inland appellation of the Médoc on the Left Bank of Bordeaux.

Margaux’s gravel soils are the thinnest of the Médoc, making them most penetrable by vine roots—some reaching down over 23 feet for water. The best sites are said to be on gentle outcrops, or croupes, where more gravel facilitates good drainage.

The Left Bank of Bordeaux subscribes to an arguably outdated method of classification but it is nonetheless important in regards to history of the area. In 1855 the finest chateaux were deemed on the basis of reputation and trading price—at that time. In 1855, Chateau Margaux achieved first growth status, yet it has been Chateau Palmer (officially third growth from the 1855 classification) that has consistently outperformed others throughout the 20th century.

Chateau Margaux in top vintages is capable of producing red Cabernet Sauvignon based wines described as pure, intense, spell-binding, refined and profound with flavors and aromas of black currant, violets, roses, orange peel, black tea and incense.

Other top producers worthy of noting include Chateau Rauzan-Ségla, Lascombes, Brane-Cantenac, and d’Issan, among others.

The best wines of Margaux combine a deep ruby color with a polished structure, concentration and an unrivaled elegance.

Image for Bordeaux Blends content section
View all products

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

SOU122027_2004 Item# 86813

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...