(From 2005 Vintage) Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, characterized by the softness and refinement of silk, the warmth of velvet, and the leather of noblesse. The unusual combination of grape varieties – as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petit Verdot – gives Château Palmer a bouquet of extraordinary complexity, with fruit, flowers, and spice wrapped in a fleshy and generous structure. The subtle balance between aromatic richness and powerful yet always restrained tannins makes Palmer a wine of incomparable charm, even when very young. Its length leaves the persistent memory of a heady mix of sensations and emotions.
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 ...
Wine AdvocateRating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04