Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31662 ratings
9.4417 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Reddish amber. Sensual nose. Notes of black cherry, Cuban cigar, cranberry, forest floor, some Mediterranean herbs and a little bit of of mint. Incredibly balanced in the mouth. Complex, tannins are soft. Killer juice. 7 hours in this was singing. In a great drinking window with no signs of fading.

Reddish amber. Sensual nose. Notes of black cherry, Cuban cigar, cranberry, forest floor, some Mediterranean herbs and a little bit of of mint. Incredibly balanced in the mouth. Complex, tannins are soft. Killer juice. 7 hours in this was singing. In a great drinking window with no signs of fading.

Oct 20th, 2019
Nick Apone

1989

1989

Oct 4th, 2019
Ron R
9.3

Out with my boy, Mo, so old world in the house. Nose displays cow shit and cedar.
Palate is youthful. Tannins are integrated, acid is slightly out of balance - too much. Nice notes of cherry, cardamom and saddle leather. 99 wasn’t a great vintage, so under the circumstances, this is a good effort. Not going to evolve to a better place in my opinion.

Out with my boy, Mo, so old world in the house. Nose displays cow shit and cedar.
Palate is youthful. Tannins are integrated, acid is slightly out of balance - too much. Nice notes of cherry, cardamom and saddle leather. 99 wasn’t a great vintage, so under the circumstances, this is a good effort. Not going to evolve to a better place in my opinion.

Sep 27th, 2019
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9.7

The 1989 Palmer has vied with the 1983 as the highlight of the decade, so it is fascinating to revisit it at 30 years old. It has a wonderful bouquet of degraded red berry fruit, singed leather and hints of game and mint, beautifully defined and still so fresh, yet undeniably old-school in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and still brimming with vigor, delivering a fine bead of acidity and a touch of cracked black pepper. A very detailed, engaging finish urges you back for another sip. A brilliant Palmer, and judging from this showing, it has another two decades of pleasure to give. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

The 1989 Palmer has vied with the 1983 as the highlight of the decade, so it is fascinating to revisit it at 30 years old. It has a wonderful bouquet of degraded red berry fruit, singed leather and hints of game and mint, beautifully defined and still so fresh, yet undeniably old-school in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and still brimming with vigor, delivering a fine bead of acidity and a touch of cracked black pepper. A very detailed, engaging finish urges you back for another sip. A brilliant Palmer, and judging from this showing, it has another two decades of pleasure to give. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

Sep 13th, 2019
Matt Duncan

Dark, tannic, menthol.

Dark, tannic, menthol.

Jul 9th, 2019
Ian Staub

Happy 30th Birthday to my wife and to this bottle- we enjoyed with friends and family at the wonderful Saison in SF. Smelled so good I didn’t want to drink it- tons of purple florals, cedar, spice box, elegant old perfumes and dark purple and black fruit, which were still very fresh smelling. Palate was quite ethereal, a bit austere, but wonderfully balanced with fruit, tannin and acid doing a nice dance. Not as much impact as the nose but a very special bottle for a special occasion.

Happy 30th Birthday to my wife and to this bottle- we enjoyed with friends and family at the wonderful Saison in SF. Smelled so good I didn’t want to drink it- tons of purple florals, cedar, spice box, elegant old perfumes and dark purple and black fruit, which were still very fresh smelling. Palate was quite ethereal, a bit austere, but wonderfully balanced with fruit, tannin and acid doing a nice dance. Not as much impact as the nose but a very special bottle for a special occasion.

Jul 8th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Out of magnum a classic Palmer with incredible balance complexity and length . A stunner !

Out of magnum a classic Palmer with incredible balance complexity and length . A stunner !

Jun 3rd, 2019
Garen Staglin

Chateau Palmer. Amazing still fruit and nose.

Chateau Palmer. Amazing still fruit and nose.

Apr 29th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Very Dusty on the nose - so dusty I thought it might be corked - TCA but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Unmistakabley Bordeaux. Some barnyard reduction which blew off. Very harmonious and balanced on the palate. No berry fruit - more cedar chest of drawers. After 2 hours strong aromas of Capsicum (red peppers). I am a big fan of Chateau Palmer. At a 2009 International Cabernet tasting I attended, the Palmer was a standout. In a reclassification it should be at least a 2nd Growth. For this wine no further cellaring required.

Very Dusty on the nose - so dusty I thought it might be corked - TCA but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Unmistakabley Bordeaux. Some barnyard reduction which blew off. Very harmonious and balanced on the palate. No berry fruit - more cedar chest of drawers. After 2 hours strong aromas of Capsicum (red peppers). I am a big fan of Chateau Palmer. At a 2009 International Cabernet tasting I attended, the Palmer was a standout. In a reclassification it should be at least a 2nd Growth. For this wine no further cellaring required.

Mar 5th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 7th, 2019