Bordeaux's Forgotten Child
Not often in Bordeaux does a real buying opportunity present itself. 2004 is that vintage. Sandwiched betwen the much hyped ‘03 and ‘05 vintages, ‘04 has become the forgotten child. 2004 is a classic.
For the person who is just stating to explore bordeaux this is a great place to start. The attention spent on ‘03 and ‘05 vintages is merited, they are great, however why overlook a good one in the mild of these two. The prices are not cheap by any means, however compared to ‘03 and ‘05 they are a bargain. The wines will age out for sure, but a vintage like this allows for the wines to be enjoyed younger.
Try Château Lnych Bages
or Château Talbot as a place to start.
If you want to know more or have any thoughts please leave a comment below. Or if you are in New York stop by my shop Premier CRU wine merchants. I am always happy to chat Bordeaux.