Just the other night our friends shared a bottle of 2004 Domaine Maume Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru “Lavaux St Jacques” while dining at VINO. The wine was way too cold when first served & decanted, but one could still tell this was certainly a wine I really needed to pay attention to. After it warmed up some, the nose was WOW–earthy, exotically spiced, sandalwood, intriguing musk scented–dramatic & provocative.
The ’04 vintage was lukewarmly received by the wine media. And, I still see wine collectors dumping their ’04’s through various on line wine retailers. Some say, “green stems”. Others say “too lean & unripe tannins”.
I really like this wine, especially at this time of its life. Why? Someone just asked me the same question the other night, which I couldn’t answer fully then.
Imagine…..the MGM lion…..roaring….in all its glory.