2004 Chateau Palmer Margaux
80 Ratings
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80 Ratings
2004 Chateau Palmer Margaux

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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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!

    over 1 year
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    wines for oli's wedding

    5 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1970 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • 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+.