Good deep ruby-red. Deep, ripe, minerally aromas of plum, mulberry, chocolate and mocha. This boasts a lovely sappy sweetness leavened by fresh acidity, with the chocolatey ripeness carrying through o...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 points
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Good full deep red. Expressive aromas of roasted red raspberry, tobacco, chocolate and sandalwood; hints of dehydrated fruit. Sweet, fat and smoky, with good depth but only moderate complexity; shows an obvious warm-vintage character. Finishes with fairly sizable tannins and a lingering roasted character.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
Robert Parker(2003 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage)
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+.