Original
90 Ratings
Chateau Palmer Margaux

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1989 Vintage) Deep garnet-brick. Dark chocolate covered cherries, espresso, cinnamon, rose petals, tree bark and loam. Medium to full body with layers of concentrated fruit and spice flavours supported by crisp acidity and a medium+ level of fine tannins. Very long finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) This spectacular offering should continue to improve, and may merit an even higher score after additional aging. Stunningly rich and powerful, the dark purple-tinged 2005 Palmer is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot. Aromas of incense, burning embers, black currants, plums, licorice, and flowers are followed by a full-bodied Margaux with more weight and power even than its nearby first-growth rival, Chateau Margaux. The abundant acidity and tannins are beautifully coated by the winersquo;s exceptional fruit extract and overall harmony and richness. It is so concentrated that one is hard pressed to find even a hint of new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017ndash;2045+.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2010 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04