Château Palmer 2005

 IVA Incl.1 Jeroboam (5l)
Parker : 97 / 100
J. Robinson : 17+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Château Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralité shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is medium-bodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out. Tasted May 2015.
BurdeosMargaux
Vineyard
Médoc

Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17+

J. Suckling
94

R. Gabriel
20

Wine Spectator
94

Country
Francia

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Regiones
Burdeos

Denominación
Margaux

Color
Tinto

Productor
Château Palmer

Clasificación
3e cru classé

Parker
97

Alérgeno
Contiene sulfitos