Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.483 ratings
9.428 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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9.8

The 2005 Palmer has been absolutely magical both times I have tasted it recently. Still wonderfully deep to the core, the 2005 is dense, packed to the core and luxuriously opulent. Even with all of that intensity, the 2005 remains vibrant. Lush red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender and sweet spice build into the towering finish. The 2005 is an epic wine that will have no problem reaching its fiftieth birthday. It is a rich, dramatic Margaux that checks all the boxes, and then some. I rated a second bottle even higher. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2005 Palmer has been absolutely magical both times I have tasted it recently. Still wonderfully deep to the core, the 2005 is dense, packed to the core and luxuriously opulent. Even with all of that intensity, the 2005 remains vibrant. Lush red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender and sweet spice build into the towering finish. The 2005 is an epic wine that will have no problem reaching its fiftieth birthday. It is a rich, dramatic Margaux that checks all the boxes, and then some. I rated a second bottle even higher. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 23rd, 2021
Martin G Rivard

@Ted Mandes @Christine @Steve Colanero Incredible Palmer!! Still such a baby and blew the socks off of Harlan. Dark fruit black cherry fruits., graphite notes., Floral notes. Christine did not care for the floral notes but I found them intriguing. Minute + finish. Needs a lot of time to integrate and develop but what is being shown Napa w is amazing nonetheless!

@Ted Mandes @Christine @Steve Colanero Incredible Palmer!! Still such a baby and blew the socks off of Harlan. Dark fruit black cherry fruits., graphite notes., Floral notes. Christine did not care for the floral notes but I found them intriguing. Minute + finish. Needs a lot of time to integrate and develop but what is being shown Napa w is amazing nonetheless!

Mar 15th, 2017
Miguel Ostrowski

Showing so well now, it was double decanted and enjoyed slowly! Tuns of fruit, lovely baking spice and touches of tabaco leaf and herbs.

Showing so well now, it was double decanted and enjoyed slowly! Tuns of fruit, lovely baking spice and touches of tabaco leaf and herbs.

Jan 19th, 2017
Angela Cahill

Bordeaux for CA wine drinkers - ripe, but balanced. Layers of black fruits, dried herbs, mountain cypress, and squid ink.

Bordeaux for CA wine drinkers - ripe, but balanced. Layers of black fruits, dried herbs, mountain cypress, and squid ink.

Dec 20th, 2015
Daron Watson

Sexy and Structured ~ One of My Favs of #NYWE2015

Sexy and Structured ~ One of My Favs of #NYWE2015

Oct 25th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Little Fuzzy picture! 2005 Ch Palmer from a Great Margaux appellation producer! Thanks. Rich and full bodied with good tannin and loads of deep dark plum and black fruits, also a touch of that Forrest floor commonly found in great Bordeaux . Bravo here, from my notes. CB 95 PS: at Wine Spec in NYC on Thursday Night Opening!

Little Fuzzy picture! 2005 Ch Palmer from a Great Margaux appellation producer! Thanks. Rich and full bodied with good tannin and loads of deep dark plum and black fruits, also a touch of that Forrest floor commonly found in great Bordeaux . Bravo here, from my notes. CB 95 PS: at Wine Spec in NYC on Thursday Night Opening!

Oct 23rd, 2015
Andrew Rastello

Juicy but approachable.

Juicy but approachable.

Mar 14th, 2015
Philippe Thibault

Simply divine. Wow!

Simply divine. Wow!

Dec 8th, 2014
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.4

Just when I wondered if I still loved Bordeaux. Gorgeous

Just when I wondered if I still loved Bordeaux. Gorgeous

Oct 5th, 2014
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.1

Still evolving but offering a lot of pleasure.

Still evolving but offering a lot of pleasure.

May 21st, 2014