Original
84 Ratings
Chateau Palmer Margaux
$374.99 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1983 Vintage) Red-ruby. Rather evolved, chocolatey nose shows hints of oxidation. Too old in the mouth and starting to lose its fruit. This can't be right. But I've found considerable variation with this wine, with...

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    breath for 2hrs: deep purple, blackberries, flowery, and truffle, still a lot of aroma not yet open, the palate is powerful but still very elegant - one of my best wine!

    over 2 years
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    wines for oli's wedding

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1970 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1970 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04