Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31530 ratings
9.3395 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

More mature, defined and complex than the 2006 today. More red fruit character, graphite and herbs on the nose. Palate is still very youthful and primary but there’s great energy and lift and a powerful mineral streak running all the way through.

More mature, defined and complex than the 2006 today. More red fruit character, graphite and herbs on the nose. Palate is still very youthful and primary but there’s great energy and lift and a powerful mineral streak running all the way through.

Oct 11th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

More primary and quite a bit tighter than the 2008 right now but with more harmonious sense of tannins. Some subtle floral and mineral nuances showing up, but it has quite a ways to go in terms of showing multi-dimensionality.

More primary and quite a bit tighter than the 2008 right now but with more harmonious sense of tannins. Some subtle floral and mineral nuances showing up, but it has quite a ways to go in terms of showing multi-dimensionality.

Oct 11th, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

Pretty esoteric bottling for Army & Navy Store London.

Pretty esoteric bottling for Army & Navy Store London.

Sep 11th, 2018
Nigel Kinsman

Seriously on point!

Seriously on point!

Jul 19th, 2018
Eric Bass

Oh my ... my last again. I’m impressed by this bottle of exquisite Merlot. Drinking at its peak, in my opinion. Soft, velvet in the mouth, with a firm mid palette and a perfumed, lavender-like finish that intoxicates. Continued to improve and evolve over the evening and reminded me that you can’t rush a river...you must let nature take it’s time and then magic happens.

Oh my ... my last again. I’m impressed by this bottle of exquisite Merlot. Drinking at its peak, in my opinion. Soft, velvet in the mouth, with a firm mid palette and a perfumed, lavender-like finish that intoxicates. Continued to improve and evolve over the evening and reminded me that you can’t rush a river...you must let nature take it’s time and then magic happens.

Jun 23rd, 2018
Eric Urbani

In Magnum. Fruit has survived but acid is gone. A bit muddy.

In Magnum. Fruit has survived but acid is gone. A bit muddy.

Jun 21st, 2018
Ryan Mullins

Out of magnum. Out of sight!

Out of magnum. Out of sight!

May 19th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Well pitched wine - deft use of oak, powdery tannins and #delectable dark fruits

Well pitched wine - deft use of oak, powdery tannins and #delectable dark fruits

May 9th, 2018
Angela Brown

Stunning wine with beautiful fruit even at 32 years old

Stunning wine with beautiful fruit even at 32 years old

Apr 30th, 2018
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