Bordeaux Downshifts in 2004
Many wines from this less-heralded vintage offer fine value and typical style
For many consumers, it's going to be difficult to get excited about the 2004 vintage in Bordeaux, because it falls between two more highly touted years. Claret lovers have been buying up both 2003 and 2005 with a vengeance, especially the high-end prestige labels, and 2004 has little or no attraction in comparison.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 15, 2007.