2004 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien SKU #1030490

Price: $64.99

WS 91 RP 90 WE 90
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Professional Reviews

K&L Notes

Spicy cranberry and black cherry aromas and flavor with cola undertones. Very good effort and should be priced correctly. Tasted best at the property.

Staff Reviews

  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    K&L Staff Member
    Aye I couldn't believe that this was showing better than the 2005 in the last tasting. The 2005 feels downright shutdown next to this gorgeous and mature 2004. Surely the 05 is still the vintage to hold, but for drinking now there's very little in the store that will offer more for your dollar than the special 04 Langoa. Gorgeous soft black and red fruits, totally integrated and seamless. The ultra elegant style is the hallmark of this special property and the 04 delivers that experience to a T.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a great candidate for Steak and Claret night this week. The 2004 is right on point with a great perfume on the nose, then great minerality, black cherries and minty herbs on the palate. The acids have softened a bit and the oak has perfectly integrated with the fruit. You do not need to wait on this one, it is in a perfect spot right now.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    Cinnamon and I drank this for our 13th anniversary (we were married in 2004) with steak frites at the lovely Mathilde French bistro in San Francisco. Today I had it again in our staff Bordeaux tasting, right next to the famous 2005. Both times, this wine exceeded expectations, and I couldn't help but buy a little for myself after this second great surprise! I thought this wine drank far better than the 2005 now, and has none of the green notes that critics of the 2004's complain about. The texture is all there at 13 years, and the fruit is dark, fresh and very well balanced by focussed acidity. If you have a steak dinner in your future, this top class Bordeaux is a great choice!
    Drink from 2017 to 2034
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    This over-achieving third growth is dense and somewhat brooding, but there is so much sweetness and complexity it’s hard to resist. There is a Pauillac-like character here with cranberry, dark berries, mineral and a touch of cedar on the firm finish. A bargain.


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