Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.474 ratings
9.416 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.6

The man, the myth... his cellar was stormed. This Palmer was opened for 90 mins, and it presents like it was just bottled. Beautiful detail of toasted oak on the nose. Palate shows rich, extracted black fruits, with bold tannins. Bowled over with how this showed today.

The man, the myth... his cellar was stormed. This Palmer was opened for 90 mins, and it presents like it was just bottled. Beautiful detail of toasted oak on the nose. Palate shows rich, extracted black fruits, with bold tannins. Bowled over with how this showed today.

Mar 16th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Blackcherry cassis, leather, slight soy sauce, smooth tannin wrapped in vanilla blanket...wow

Blackcherry cassis, leather, slight soy sauce, smooth tannin wrapped in vanilla blanket...wow

Jan 25th, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2018
Kristi Calcagno

Aging nicely with expected depth and complexity. Subtle restraint on the expression of terroir, cassis and plum mid palate with a light vanilla and spice finish. Overall pleased with how this showed.

Aging nicely with expected depth and complexity. Subtle restraint on the expression of terroir, cassis and plum mid palate with a light vanilla and spice finish. Overall pleased with how this showed.

May 23rd, 2017
Stephen Clark

#magnum

May 22nd, 2016
Adam Rutledge

Precision, length, elegance, terrior

'99 and '04 Palmer, '08 and '10 Alter Ego

Precision, length, elegance, terrior

'99 and '04 Palmer, '08 and '10 Alter Ego

Mar 20th, 2015
James Lechner

Rich, ripe, loose-knit. Lovely fruit.

Rich, ripe, loose-knit. Lovely fruit.

Feb 19th, 2015
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.4

Big surprise for vintage

Big surprise for vintage

Apr 24th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Yes this all happened.

Yes this all happened.

Oct 1st, 2013
Alicia Cypress

Not rating or commenting because I don't want my skewed sensitivities to influence anyone except to say, when given this blind, I associated this with a very classic Cabernet.

Not rating or commenting because I don't want my skewed sensitivities to influence anyone except to say, when given this blind, I associated this with a very classic Cabernet.

May 3rd, 2015