2003 Chateau Palmer Margaux
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot Palmer's terroir comes through in a truly outstanding way in this unusual vintage. The wine is fresh and well-balanced with good aromatic complexity. The bouquet reveals hints of plum, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, chocolate, mocha, and coffee. All these aromas burst forth as flavors on the palate, without ever compromising Château Palmer's trademark elegance and balance. This wine is charming right from the start, but will improve with further ...
International Wine CellarGood full deep red. Expressive aromas of roasted red raspberry, tobacco, chocolate and sandalwood; hints of dehydrated fruit. Sweet, fat and smoky, with good depth but only moderate complexity; shows an obvious warm-vintage character. Finishes with fairly sizable tannins and a lingering roasted character.
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Wine AdvocateRating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04