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1990 Château Palmer

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
abv 12.5%
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55924-1990-750

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$525.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A beauty. Seductive, with currant, berry, tobacco, cedar and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A joyous Palmer.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 16,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating:

    Dark and lustrous with age on the rim. Rich and gorgeous nose that is as heady and subtle as the 1988 Palmer at the same tasting. Lovely, rich and mellow. Such charm! Yet fresh on the finish too. Not heavy. Neat. Just gorgeous! Long. But tarter than the wines from other communes tasted at the same time.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, I confess that maybe I've been harsh towards the 1990 Chateau Palmer in the past, since it never quite matched the sublime 1989. However, this represents the finest bottle that I have encountered. The nose is complex with red cherries, allspice and sous-bois, tertiary scents developing as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balance, not the most complex 1990 and not a patch on say Chateau Margaux 1990, yet there is precision here and a pleasant savory finish that maintains precision. I cannot envisage it improving further, but you would not throw your rattle out of the pram if a bottle landed on your table. Tasted May 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 545 bottles owned
    • 115 collectors