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Palmer 2019

Palmer

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 99.0

One of the leading estates in Margaux, Château Palmer has been creating superb wines for over two centuries. Ranked as a third growth in the 1855 classification, Palmer creates some of the best wines in all of Bordeaux, and rival the outstanding wines of their illustrious neighbour, Château Margaux. Their 66 hectares of vineyard are situated on a plateau of gravel, sand and clay soils and are planted with Merlot (c.47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (c.47%) and Petit Verdot (c.6%). Château Palmer is aged for 20-22 months in 50% new French oak barrels. From between 2008-2013 Palmer made the transition to biodynamic farming, which has seen a reduction in sulphur added throughout the vinification process. In turn their recent wines are teaming with freshness, whilst still retaining the richness and complexity that is typically associated with Château Palmer.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

98
Jane Anson

Iris and violet aromatics swirl out of the glass. In the mouth, things are velvet in texture and packed with concentrated cassis puree and blackberry fruit, gentle spice, soft charcoal and sappy tannins, with the whole thing just slowly slowly expanding and building through the palate, tightening its grip as it reaches the close of play. The Palmer signature of energy and precision is here in spades, and altogether the wine is both measured and elegant, with textbook floral Margaux character, while being extremely juicy, creamy and enjoyable, with a mouthwatering salinity on the finish - up there with the very best vintages of this estate. Low SO2, as has been the case for a few years now in line with biodynamic principles. Back to normal yield this year of (a very welcome I would imagine) 45hl/ha. Harvest September 19 to October 19. 60% new oak, likely to be in barrels for the first year then large sized oak casks for the second year. 55% of overall production in the 1st wine.

99
James Suckling

So much sweet tobacco, stone, brambleberry and currant on the nose. The palate is full and compact with very polished tannins, yet they are solid and sturdy and run the length and width of the wine. Energetic acidity. Very structured and powerful, yet agile and impressive. Historic feel. From biodynamically grown grapes. This needs at least six years of bottle age to soften. Try after 2027.

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