🏅 Rating 96/100 (4,6🌟)
Super Vintages of SuperSeconds🍷
Classic Margaux with graphite of pencil shavings, rich in fruits, black tea. Fragrant and graceful. Pure elegance.
3eme GC Classé, but considered as SuperSecond. 47% CS, 47% M, 6% PV. Fermented in steel cone-shaped vats. 21mo aging in 45% new oak. Fining, no filtration.
'89 was a super vintage for Palmer.
The only true competitor to Ch.Margaux.
Significant cellar rennovations in late 90s make even better wines now. — 2 years ago
Itemse baking spice, pepper, wild thimbleberry jam on the nose.All combines for an intense micro cola on mid palate. Acid and alcohol very balanced on the lush finish......delightfully surprised this is only 13.8% ALC.......thought it would be higher! Pretty well made nonetheless. Crowd pleaser! — 3 years ago
Delicious! Compared against Caymus; a real competitor!
— 8 months ago
Been saving this one & it is in the sweet-spot of its prime. Never forget the first time I had it at the Wine Spectator, Grand Event “Tasting of the Ages” Thing at the Marriot Marquis back in 2014. In the highest of company it beautifully defined itself as more than just a “competitor” with some the most sought-after Cabs in the world- it was in a Leauge of its own. Good chance it’s my favorite Cab of all time.
@tonight its in its prime. — a year ago
It was great but the Myraid Cab was better and not as good as the last time I had it
Now that said I would not be embarrassed or kick it out of the bed (excuse the analogy in these days of #metoo) but just unfortunately had a stronger competitor last night
Still I think the wine is beautiful with a highly structured palette and silky tannins made it smooth but lacking in the boldness I wanted and the finish was not extraordinary
That said I love it and recommend it and even though it will cellar I am not sure it will get better so drink it if you got it
Big smiles last night — 3 years ago
Find me a better entry-level competitor (there isn’t one) — a year ago
82% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Noir.
35% fermented in barrel.
Serving this next to another $120 bubbly (2006 Taittinger Comte) I have to judge with both my wallet and preference. Unfortunately that doesn’t fall in the favor of this Schramsberg which showed a bit of reduction notes (noticeably some lead pencil shavings).
No doubt a great US sparkler but not a competitor with great Champagne at this price point. — 2 years ago