(From 2004 Vintage) Purple-ruby color of very high intensity. Expressive nose of very ripe dark berries, bracken, cinnamon, wood, peony, violet, smoke, and fresh mint. Perfectly ripe fruitiness, full, tender tannins and lots of freshness in the mouth. Elegance is the prevailing note here with an ideal expression of the terroir. The finish is already long and gorgeous.
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