Still ruby centre and pink watery rim , quite youthful considering it’s from 2003. Out of the bottle is quite aromatic though feel that there is a lot held back . Quite youthful again , showing ripe , but no overripe black fruits . Lots of large tears , high in glycerin . There is also a floral, violet quality . Lots hidden and appear with each swirl of the glass. Chocolate and coffee also. On the palate lovely ripe dark fruits , ripe but not overly so, acidity is balanced and the wine certainly feels balanced . Probably slightly more masculine and full bodied than normal . Tannin is present and sweet , quite high alcohol but it doesn’t detract from what is a real success for the vintage . Lovely now but can age really quite well I suspect. — 10 days ago
WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!
This was a fantastic bottle with our pizza. A wonderful year in Bordeaux with a more approachable and fruit forward style. Not a ton of leather and smoke...more ripe black and red fruit. Cherry pipe tobacco, and rose petal and violets. No problem popping these now! All smiles, @Mike R ! — 3 days ago
Slight BlackBerry, Chocolate, woodforest, woody,
Dry. Mid+acidity, dissolved and small rest of tannin
Best time to drink, chateau person said.
I felt that acidity relatively stands out, and lack of concentration even if dense oak aroma filled in the blank instead. — 3 days ago
16.5+/20 (90+/100) В аромате преобладают тона чёрных ягод (чёрная смородина, ежевика), есть ноты вишни, хлебной корочки, ванили и ментола. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, вяжущими, несколько грубоватыми танинами. Чёрные ягоды и жареный хлеб во вкусе. — 5 days ago
Forest, cedar, BlackBerry blackcherry,
Dry, mid+ tannin w/ good graining (but some astringency)
mid acidity, well balanced w/ extract.
Concentration to some extent.
Elegant wine, need more time like 5-10 yrs to settle. — 3 days ago
Last evening in Vegas with my son. Just he and I enjoying some QT together at Mon Ami Gabi. Wow. This delivered big time with an amazing steak frites. Earthy funk, dark red/blue fruit, flowers. Airtime opened it up to a full bodied dark red fruited beaut with svelte tannin grip, fantastic mouthfeel and length. A stunner and one of the better Bordeaux’s I’ve had in quite some time. And I didn’t have to share with anyone tonite! — 16 days ago
🏅 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. — 21 days ago