Chateau Palmer, 3eme Cru Classé Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2004
Grapes: A blend of 47% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, 55ha vineyard on gravel soil, aged in French oak barrels
Palmer is renowned for its fleshy texture derived from the unusually high proportion of old vine Merlot in the blend. Many of these vines were planted in the 1930s.
Chateau Tasting Note:
The 2004 wines appear very classic compared to those of 2003, but magnificently combine the breed and finesse of our terroir with the flesh and power of a very great year. Wines that reflect the generosity of the Palmer vineyard.
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"This stunning wine is one of the vintage’s great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer’s brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage." Drink 2011-2025+
94/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., WINE ADVOCATE, June 2007
"Rich, concentrated, silky, fresh, and fragrant, the strong notes of flowers, red pit fruits, and black currants, earth, cedar, and tobacco take no effort to find. But it is the elegant, refined expression with its length and gorgeous sense of purity on the palate that owns the day. Clearly, this is in contention for wine of the vintage."
95/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, September 2021
This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
- Drinking well now
- Influence of Oak: