Original
90 Ratings
Chateau Palmer Margaux

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) 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 ...

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