Château Palmer, 2005

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Château Palmer, 2005

Margaux, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 53%, Merlot 40%, Petit Verdot 7% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Thomas Duroux Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102859
Estate Notes

Château Palmer 2005 was purchased in its original wooden case and is one of the finest left bank Bordeaux from the great 2005 vintage - a wonderfully complex and powerful Margaux.

Palmer is a quintessentially beautiful château sited on the outskirts of the village of Margaux. It is named after the Englishman, Major-general Charles Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in the early 19th century after the Napoleonic wars, and it is now under the control of Franck Mähler-Besse, the son of a Dutch immigrant.


“...the 2005 Château Palmer (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot), is one of the great efforts of this superlative vintage. Floral notes mixed with blackberry, cassis, plum, licorice and spring flowers soar from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. It is medium to full-bodied, surprisingly opulent (it has a big percentage of Merlot), long, multi-dimensional and textured. This wonderfully pure, stunning wine once again performs as a first-growth." Robert Parker

“Dark in color, with intense aromas of crushed berry, toasty oak and hints of raisin, turning to fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with a big, juicy, velvety texture and a long aftertaste of coffee, coconut and berry. This is powerful and muscular for Palmer." Wine Spectator