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2005 Château Palmer

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 97 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55924-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($290-$350) Good deep red-ruby. Deep, brooding aromas of blackberry, kirsch and chocolate mint, with a distinctly roasted, jammy character showing today. Compellingly sweet and explosive on the palate, with great fat to the flavors of plum, mulberry, coffee and mocha; like a cocktail of jammy fruits. This is downright massive, not to say decadent, for Palmer-at 14% alcohol the highest ever recorded here. A pure liquid confection.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Dark in color, with intense aromas of crushed berry, toasty oak and hints of raisin, turning to fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with a big, juicy, velvety texture and a long aftertaste of coffee, coconut and berry. This is powerful and muscular for Palmer.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    More of everything than in 2000. But balance more important than numbers. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot.Deep black cherry colour, sweet smoky cassis nose and a touch of mint. Not open yet. Lots of sweet spice but not especially oaky until you get to the palate, where it is more marked. Rich and dense and firm with a strong grip but fully ripe in every way. Muscular but smooth, rippling muscles under smooth skin. Dark and concentrated on the palate. Chocolate texture and milk chocolate sweetness but somehow not sweet. Roasted aromas. and a fine fresh long finish. Marked finesse and length and aromatic on the mid palate.ÿ (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Chateau Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralite shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is medium-bodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out. Tasted May 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Self | Rating:

    96++)))
    Author: winecellar
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Incredible aromatics and mouthfeel. Very full with multiple layers of complexity.
    Author: Jeremy
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

  • 2311 bottles owned
  • 277 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 277 collectors)