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2010 Château Palmer

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
abv 14.5%
  • 96 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55924-2010

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$373.42

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. Very dark purple. Amazingly sweet and luscious on the nose. Incredibly sweet and distinctive - pure pleasure at first. Very round and luscious and has massive polish. Incredibly open at this stage - will it close up, I wonder? But underneath, a great stew of tannins lurk..! Great freshness but no leafiness. This is already carrying the Palmer hallmark in spades and its only on the finish that one sees the strong vintage character. Nothing excessive. pH 3.65.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Bright, deep medium ruby. Exotic, expressive nose offers blueberry, black cherry, violet, bitter chocolate, licorice, smoke and spices, with a subtle leather nuance in the deep background. The tightly coiled, penetrating palate offers uncanny density without weight, with dark berry and floral flavors enlivened by deep minerality. A wine of outstanding clarity, energy and class. The extremely long, mounting finish displays serious, ripe tannins that reach the incisors, and great clinging minerality and verve. This extraordinary young Palmer should go on for decades.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, the estate team regard the 2010 Chateau Palmer as their best since the 1983. This showing did nothing to suggest otherwise. It offers stunning precision on the nose: incredibly fresh and vibrant with the same spine-tingling level of mineralite as the 2005. What they both share is a Pauillac-like graphite seam that runs from start to finish. Like the 2005, there is a beguiling symmetry here, more focused and linear than the sumptuous 2009, yet with sensational length that makes you wonder what on Earth it will taste like in another 10-15 years. I would keep this in your cellar for another decade at least and it may well merit a higher score down the line. Tasted May 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    This is riveting, with terrific tarry grip coursing underneath layers of smoldering bay leaf, warm plum confiture, freshly brewed espresso, dark cassis and well-steeped black tea. The charcoal and tobacco backdrop is gorgeous and should move forward through the core of fruit over time. Be patient though, as the structure is ironclad. This will really be electric once mature.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2020-2070
    Author: wherchel
  • Self | Rating:

    95 -97 wait 1.5 year
    Author: winecellar
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

  • 753 bottles owned
  • 69 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 69 collectors)