Chateau Palmer 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2002
"A successful wine for the vintage...superb purity and serious length..." Robert Parker
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
Château Palmer 2002 is drinking beautifully now, with plenty more development to come in the bottle. The 2002 Palmer vintage was purchased in its original wooden cases.
The turreted Château Palmer, originally established by English Major-general Charles Palmer who arrived after the Napoleonic wars, is now under the control of Franck Mähler-Besse, the son of a Dutch immigrant.
An intensely seductive Margaux style, incredibly rich and deeply concentrated, Palmer's fine red wines are highly sought after around the world.
"A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time." Robert Parker