1979 Château Palmer

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55924-1979-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Author: James Suckling
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 89

    Palmer's 1979 has turned out to be one of the better wines of the vintage, but it is not as profound as I had predicted. The wine has evolved slowly and is just now approaching full maturity. The color remains a deep ruby with some lightening at the edge. The moderately intense bouquet of black fruits, earth, cedar, and herbs is followed by a wine with excellent richness, sweet tannin for the vintage, crisp acidity, and a medium-bodied, stylish personality. The wine still has tannin in the finish, but the mid-palate and finish are silky and expansive.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: ruymartins
  • Self | Rating: 90

    This wine surprised me with how good it was. Complex fruit and mineral aromas gushed out of the glass. Gossamer on the palate but with well defined structure underneath.
    Drink Dates: 2003
    Author: Daniel B
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.

See other similar producers:Clos Louie,Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste,Chateau Leoville Barton

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 279 bottles owned
  • 62 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 62 collectors)