Chateau Palmer 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2009

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SKU
102179

“The 2009 Palmer is unquestionably one of the greatest young Bordeaux I’ve tasted, and it has a rare mix of richness and elegance that’s incredible. Blackcurrants, violets, lead pencil shavings and a touch of minerality all emerge from this rich, massively concentrated Margaux that still glides across the palate with no sense of weight or heaviness. It’s perfectly balanced, has a ripe, hedonistic core of fruit, as well as integrated acidity. It’s a dream today, but is going to have 30-40 years or more of prime drinking.” Jeb Dunnuck

£325.00
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Grape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Optimum Drinking 2020-2060
Winemaker Thomas Duroux
Organic No
Reviewer Score 99
Reviewer Jeb Dunnuck
SKU 102179

Château Palmer 2009 is drinking beautifully now, with plenty more development to come in the bottle.

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.

"Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Palmer delivers a beguiling array of black fruit - warm plums, cassis and black cherry compote - with kirsch and wild sage sparks plus profound suggestions of fragrant earth, black truffles, iron ore and liquid licorice. Full-bodied, rich and decadently seductive in the mouth, the generous fruit is superbly framed with plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced." robertparker.com

"The 2009 Palmer has a rich, opulent and ravishing bouquet with precocious kirsch and boysenberry aromas, blue fruit exploding in the glass with aeration. This still feels very backward. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity. Superb mineral tension with great precision towards the finish." Neal Martin

“The 2009 Palmer is unquestionably one of the greatest young Bordeaux I’ve tasted, and it has a rare mix of richness and elegance that’s incredible. Blackcurrants, violets, lead pencil shavings and a touch of minerality all emerge from this rich, massively concentrated Margaux that still glides across the palate with no sense of weight or heaviness. It’s perfectly balanced, has a ripe, hedonistic core of fruit, as well as integrated acidity. It’s a dream today, but is going to have 30-40 years or more of prime drinking.” Jeb Dunnuck

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