Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31453 ratings
9.3374 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

While not the highest scoring wine of the weekend, it was my favorite. The 99 Palmer is gorgeously textured, sexy, velvet in the mouth, nicely rounded subtle dark red cassis, mint, menthol, dry stones, dark florals, forest floor, smoke, soft leather, iodine, fresh floral bouquet, beautiful round acidity and a well balanced elegant finish. Paired nicely with our Ribeye and rack of lamb. Still needed a two hour decant. If you have the 99, I’d hold it another 10 years if you have the patience.

While not the highest scoring wine of the weekend, it was my favorite. The 99 Palmer is gorgeously textured, sexy, velvet in the mouth, nicely rounded subtle dark red cassis, mint, menthol, dry stones, dark florals, forest floor, smoke, soft leather, iodine, fresh floral bouquet, beautiful round acidity and a well balanced elegant finish. Paired nicely with our Ribeye and rack of lamb. Still needed a two hour decant. If you have the 99, I’d hold it another 10 years if you have the patience.

Feb 5th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Stunning with more life ahead.

Stunning with more life ahead.

Jan 28th, 2018
George Chen

1961 Legend stands out in spectacular form! It might be the silkiest wine I ever had as the velvety texture opens gently into cashmere and seamless transition to rich cocao laced ganache like sentiment which was the best sludge I’ve ever tasted too! Wow...deserves the legend!

1961 Legend stands out in spectacular form! It might be the silkiest wine I ever had as the velvety texture opens gently into cashmere and seamless transition to rich cocao laced ganache like sentiment which was the best sludge I’ve ever tasted too! Wow...deserves the legend!

Jan 13th, 2018
Nniccolò Contenta

Very cool, gorgeous deep nose. Not super lengthy palate but showing great

Very cool, gorgeous deep nose. Not super lengthy palate but showing great

Sep 18th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Beautiful Palmer! Insane with bacon scallops

Beautiful Palmer! Insane with bacon scallops

Aug 13th, 2017
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

Better than most wine! Generous aromatics and resolved tannins, yet utterly fresh. This is a timeless beauty!

Better than most wine! Generous aromatics and resolved tannins, yet utterly fresh. This is a timeless beauty!

Jul 29th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

A smaller scaled vintage that shows great symmetry, precise, red fruit and a burgundy-like elegance.

A smaller scaled vintage that shows great symmetry, precise, red fruit and a burgundy-like elegance.

6 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Shana Wall

#1989 #ChateauPalmer #Margaux #MahlerBesse Yummm :) Violets draw you in on the nose & then the journey begins... Tart Blackberry, Cassis, & Boysenberry... Earthy leather & tobacco, strong salinity, clove spice & licorice... #Sexy Silky, powerful... One of their best vintages and I can't wait to taste it again in another 10 years. 🙏

#1989 #ChateauPalmer #Margaux #MahlerBesse Yummm :) Violets draw you in on the nose & then the journey begins... Tart Blackberry, Cassis, & Boysenberry... Earthy leather & tobacco, strong salinity, clove spice & licorice... #Sexy Silky, powerful... One of their best vintages and I can't wait to taste it again in another 10 years. 🙏

5 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2015
Franco Michienzi

Sommelier, Hawksworth Restaurant

10

If I could give this wine a higher rating I would. Lots if fruit left. Had to look again at the vintage! Not the delicate flower you would think... Dried and fresh red and black fruit with surprising freshness

If I could give this wine a higher rating I would. Lots if fruit left. Had to look again at the vintage! Not the delicate flower you would think... Dried and fresh red and black fruit with surprising freshness

3 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2014
Kevin Carriker

Owner Kobalt Wines

10

This is Fuckin' Amazing at $165.00

This is Fuckin' Amazing at $165.00

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015