Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.342 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

It is really not fair to have their 06 after their 09. It’s good but, all you can think about is the 09.

The nose reveals, slightly stewed to cooked fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and bright cherries. Steeped tea, limestone, licorice, dry crushed rocks, cedar, dry tobacco, soft, used leather, dry crushed rocks, dry stones, underbrush, dry stems, dry top soil, understated baking spices, light graphite, dry herbs, light, dark spice and withering red & dark florals.

The body is lean, not quite full. The structure, tension, length and and balance are just ok to good and reveal the shortcomings of the 06 vintage. slightly stewed to cooked fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and bright cherries. Steeped tea, limestone, licorice, dry crushed rocks, cedar, dry tobacco, soft, used leather, dry crushed rocks, dry stones, underbrush, dry stems, dry top soil, understated baking spices, some v/a or bandaid, light graphite, dry herbs, light, dark spice with some heat across the palate and withering red & dark florals. The finish is nice and elegant but, lack the fullness and beauty of most really good vintage Palmer’s. It finishes with nice persistent dark spice on the long set. Just give me another taste of the 09. 😜

Photos of; Chateau Palmer, their barrel room, a photo of their vineyard soil structure-if you didn’t know where all that earthiness comes from, a picture is worth a thousand words and their tasting room.

It is really not fair to have their 06 after their 09. It’s good but, all you can think about is the 09.

The nose reveals, slightly stewed to cooked fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and bright cherries. Steeped tea, limestone, licorice, dry crushed rocks, cedar, dry tobacco, soft, used leather, dry crushed rocks, dry stones, underbrush, dry stems, dry top soil, understated baking spices, light graphite, dry herbs, light, dark spice and withering red & dark florals.

The body is lean, not quite full. The structure, tension, length and and balance are just ok to good and reveal the shortcomings of the 06 vintage. slightly stewed to cooked fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and bright cherries. Steeped tea, limestone, licorice, dry crushed rocks, cedar, dry tobacco, soft, used leather, dry crushed rocks, dry stones, underbrush, dry stems, dry top soil, understated baking spices, some v/a or bandaid, light graphite, dry herbs, light, dark spice with some heat across the palate and withering red & dark florals. The finish is nice and elegant but, lack the fullness and beauty of most really good vintage Palmer’s. It finishes with nice persistent dark spice on the long set. Just give me another taste of the 09. 😜

Photos of; Chateau Palmer, their barrel room, a photo of their vineyard soil structure-if you didn’t know where all that earthiness comes from, a picture is worth a thousand words and their tasting room.

Nov 2nd, 2019
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Drinking beautifully but still needs time.

Drinking beautifully but still needs time.

Apr 26th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.7

Wow ! Must try

Wow ! Must try

May 7th, 2014
jarred gild

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

8.0

meh

meh

Oct 22nd, 2013
Tom Garland

2006 magnum!

1 hour decant(min cloudy sediment). A magical murky dark purple/ruby red color. On the nose: subtle notes of sweet aged Bordeaux, plum with some blueberry, nutty vanilla, green veggie, little stewed spiced meat. Taste: a little lean, medium body with red fruit, cassis, chocolate espresso, and a spicy leather medium plus dry finish. Soft tannins, a little still there...decent job from Chateau Palmer working from a not great vintage.

2006 magnum!

1 hour decant(min cloudy sediment). A magical murky dark purple/ruby red color. On the nose: subtle notes of sweet aged Bordeaux, plum with some blueberry, nutty vanilla, green veggie, little stewed spiced meat. Taste: a little lean, medium body with red fruit, cassis, chocolate espresso, and a spicy leather medium plus dry finish. Soft tannins, a little still there...decent job from Chateau Palmer working from a not great vintage.

Jul 18th, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Chateau palmer tasting dinner @ little nell

Chateau palmer tasting dinner @ little nell

Jun 20th, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

(16.5/20) Аромат чёрных ягод, в котором чёрная смородина немного уступает ежевике; ноты гвоздики и свежих устриц. Довольно тельное вино с высокой кислотностью и гладкими, но всё ещё сухими танинами. Черные ягоды доминируют во вкусе. Послевкусие продолжительное. Добротный, но не выдающийся винтаж. #decanterfwe

(16.5/20) Аромат чёрных ягод, в котором чёрная смородина немного уступает ежевике; ноты гвоздики и свежих устриц. Довольно тельное вино с высокой кислотностью и гладкими, но всё ещё сухими танинами. Черные ягоды доминируют во вкусе. Послевкусие продолжительное. Добротный, но не выдающийся винтаж. #decanterfwe

Nov 15th, 2016
LM Segal

Full and ripe on the nose, big, structured and not nearly ready but promising way more than the vintage suggests.

Full and ripe on the nose, big, structured and not nearly ready but promising way more than the vintage suggests.

Jun 20th, 2015