Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.377 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Very Dusty on the nose - so dusty I thought it might be corked - TCA but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Unmistakabley Bordeaux. Some barnyard reduction which blew off. Very harmonious and balanced on the palate. No berry fruit - more cedar chest of drawers. After 2 hours strong aromas of Capsicum (red peppers). I am a big fan of Chateau Palmer. At a 2009 International Cabernet tasting I attended, the Palmer was a standout. In a reclassification it should be at least a 2nd Growth. For this wine no further cellaring required.

Very Dusty on the nose - so dusty I thought it might be corked - TCA but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Unmistakabley Bordeaux. Some barnyard reduction which blew off. Very harmonious and balanced on the palate. No berry fruit - more cedar chest of drawers. After 2 hours strong aromas of Capsicum (red peppers). I am a big fan of Chateau Palmer. At a 2009 International Cabernet tasting I attended, the Palmer was a standout. In a reclassification it should be at least a 2nd Growth. For this wine no further cellaring required.

Mar 5th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Mid Crimson with a tawny rim. Enticing aromas of Cassis, blueberries, dust, cedar and memories of McBarens Plum Cake Pipe Tobacco when I smoked a pipe at University. Medium fine tannins. Fruit drying out to a savoury delicious Claret. No further cellaring necessary. This is why one cellars Bordeaux.

Mid Crimson with a tawny rim. Enticing aromas of Cassis, blueberries, dust, cedar and memories of McBarens Plum Cake Pipe Tobacco when I smoked a pipe at University. Medium fine tannins. Fruit drying out to a savoury delicious Claret. No further cellaring necessary. This is why one cellars Bordeaux.

Sep 10th, 2017
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

Better than most wine! Generous aromatics and resolved tannins, yet utterly fresh. This is a timeless beauty!

Better than most wine! Generous aromatics and resolved tannins, yet utterly fresh. This is a timeless beauty!

Jul 29th, 2017
Laura Credidio

1998 was ready to drink out of the bottle, becoming limp. But still impressive complexity.

1998 was ready to drink out of the bottle, becoming limp. But still impressive complexity.

Jul 9th, 2017
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.0

Showed well on opening. Do not decant. Tannins are difficult. Fresh. Wait another 3-4 years. 1998

Showed well on opening. Do not decant. Tannins are difficult. Fresh. Wait another 3-4 years. 1998

Jun 17th, 2017
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.5

Celebrating Arnold Palmer the best way I know how...

Celebrating Arnold Palmer the best way I know how...

Dec 11th, 2016
Gordon Walker

Savory stewed tomato, ox, herbaceous, hints of black pepper, great acid and tannin/structure integration, still pretty astringent. Aromatic and still lively

Savory stewed tomato, ox, herbaceous, hints of black pepper, great acid and tannin/structure integration, still pretty astringent. Aromatic and still lively

Jan 15th, 2016
Daniel Mahdavian

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

9.4

Superb & classic nose of Margaux terroir...brilliant wine making and layered cedar & dirt

Superb & classic nose of Margaux terroir...brilliant wine making and layered cedar & dirt

Jun 26th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.9

2nd and 3rd growth Bordeaux '98s are nicely approaching drinkability.

2nd and 3rd growth Bordeaux '98s are nicely approaching drinkability.

Oct 18th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

On deck for Champagne Summit 2014!

On deck for Champagne Summit 2014!

Aug 12th, 2014