A moderately rainy winter gave way to a warm, dry spring at the beginning of March and an early start to budbreak. The warm temperatures pushed an early bloom with good berry set. A warm, dry summer allowed even ripening and a few hot days at the beginning of August meant an early start to harvest. Harvest took place August 31st through September 17th.
– Pierre Seillan, Vigneron
The 2004 Le Désir is rich and plush. Fine and silky tannins make for a luxurious mouthfeel, while stimulating acidity provides a refreshing framework. The wine boasts dried cherry, espresso bean, mocha, thyme, graphite, cigar box and dried violets. The fruit is followed by a host of savory flavors that continue to evolve and progress. – November 2017
46.9% Cabernet Franc
3.8% Cabernet Sauvignon
The first truly profound Le Désir, the 2004 … exhibits the deepest, most concentrated and multidimensional personality of the first five vintages of this cuvée. A dense plum/ purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, licorice and fruitcake. Full-bodied, layered and opulent, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10+ years.