Chateau Palmer Margaux
83 Ratings
Detail
83 Ratings
Chateau Palmer Margaux

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 2005 Vintage) Robert Parker pulls no punches about the Palmer 2005, rating it 97 points. The vintage was there and Palmer made no mistakes in execution: "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 read more...Robert Parker pulls no punches about the Palmer 2005, rating it 97 points. The vintage was there and Palmer made no mistakes in execution: "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 wine’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: 2017-2045+." (hide)

Vineyard

Chateau Palmer

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend

Style

Red

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

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.

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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!

    almost 2 years
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    wines for oli's wedding

    9 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 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 Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1975 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 103 on Feb-96