2009 Palmer 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Margaux | Third Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2009 Palmer

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International Wine Cellar | 95

Bright medium red. Very ripe aromas of boysenberry, chocolate, violet and minerals. Wonderfully silky and intense, with terrific complexity to its dark berry, floral and minerals flavors. Most impressive today on the building, vibrant finish, which boasts a solid structure for at least mid-term aging. With 72 hours in the recorked bottle, this wine showed a texture of liquid velvet, with its seductive raspberry and chocolate flavors kept fresh by sound acidity. A beauty.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 163

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Very dark and dense. Blackish purple. Quite tense for a 2009, with liquorice strings keeping it together. Lots of tar and dry finish with very serious fruit in the middle for the very long term. Much more serious than most 2009s. Very ambitious. Very ripe tannins.

Drink Dates: 2020-2040
Author: Jancis Robinson


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About This Producer


Although Palmer stands among ten Third Growth properties located in Margaux, its primary rival for best of appellation comes from the first growth estate Chateau Margaux. Palmer's original name was Chateau de Gascq, but was changed to its owner's namesake after its purchase by General Charles Palmer in 1814. The current owners are the descendants of the Sichel and Mahler-Besse families, who acquired the property in the early 20th century.

Chateau Palmer is traditionally made with the assemblage containing a higher-than-average percentage of Merlot (up to 40%). The vineyards are situated on gravelly stone over bedrock. Palmer wines are generally rich, supple and a very fruit-forward in character. In addition to its grand vin, Chateau Palmer also produces a second wine called Alter Ego de Palmer, previously known as Reserve de General.

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