2000 Palmer

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 94 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55924-2000
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($145-$189) Good full ruby-red. Knockout nose combines blackberry, violet, espresso, graphite and licorice. Then impressively sweet in the mouth, even slightly roasted; comes across as rather aggressive following the leaner, high-pitched 2002. Extremely rich, full Palmer but a bit brutal today, and not currently showing the perfume it displayed from barrel. The wine's substantial but ripe tannins call for at least six or seven years of bottle aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    A typical Palmer showing finesse alongside strength. I love the blackberry, plum, chocolate and cedar character. It's very long and beautiful. The velvety, textured tannins are impressive.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Retail price in 2006 when The Sampler opened was Aœ150. Mid blackish crimson. Light, very fine, mature nose that has more than a hint of old fashioned claret with lightly tarry note that segues into the cusp of floral and fruity. Certainly very light and fragrant ' good old fashioned Margaux. Beautiful balance. Long and silky. Dry finish after lovely sweet fruit. The antithesis of bodybuilder wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Still tight, with a core of black currant, blackberry and plum fruit flavors that is quite youthful, while hints of dried anise, tobacco and singed alder are starting to peek through on the finish. There's a really vibrant iron note cutting through the finish too. Hold off for now.'2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Best from 2018 through 2028.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, the 2000 Chateau Palmer was closed for a number of years, but it appears to be finally opening. Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: RhoneRanger
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: zepierotti
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Full colour. This is very lovely. Ripe and rich, velvety and harmonious, complex and profound on the nose. Fullish body. Bery good grip. Very good tannins. Backward. Very, very elegant, complex flavours. Very complex and harmonious. Lovely long finish. (Score is actually 18.5 out of 20.)
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: Ronald P
  • Self | Rating:

    I tend to side with Mr. Parker on this one as per description. I am giving it 97 points. I do not care what any other score is, for this is Palmer's best ever period.
    Author: Gregory W634
  • Self | Rating: 95

    The wine?s cepage is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. A big but focused superlative wine. This is what classified growth Bordeaux is all about. The nose offers up paper, dark fruits, and muted oak. Huge mouth staining fruit and oak. Rather monolithic at present but what potential. The wine is beautifully balanced and shows incredible length in its finish. Needs at least 15 years to shine.
    Drink Dates: 2018+
    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.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2577 bottles owned
  • 388 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 388 collectors)