Chateau Palmer 2009

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)

The richness of an exceptional Margaux

The 2009 prodigious vintage reveals Chateau Palmer at the top of its game in all its splendor. Vintage after vintage, this Third Grand Cru Classe on the Left Bank in Bordeaux has established itself as a real star of the Margaux appellation.

It was with high hopes to predict a great vintage with perfectly ripe grapes that showed great aromatic richness while displaying a lovely freshness. The extreme attention paid to the selection of the vineyard plots, the precision of the vinification and the perfect control over the complex blending allowed each plot to reveal all the authenticity of the exceptional terroir that gave birth to the grapes.

From a sunny and generous vintage, the Chateau Palmer 2009 is the quintessence of what Margaux is able to offer. Superbly aromatic and concentrated, the bouquet overflows with a flood of ripe fruit with black fruit notes. In keeping with the style of the estate, Merlot (52%) caresses the palate with its roundness and silkiness and gives the palate a tactile sensation. At the same time, Cabernet Sauvignon (41%) provides an elegant tannic structure that gives perfect balance with well- integrated and ample tannins. Petit Verdot (7%) brings a touch of spice and finesse to this perfectly executed blend. The mouthfeel extends all the way to the finish, which is persistent and distinguished.

The Chateau Palmer 2009 becomes one of the legendary vintages from the estate with its exceptional class, precision and finesse.

Parker : 98 / 100
Wine Spectator : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
14.5

Dessert wine
No

Decanter
19

J. Robinson
18

J. Suckling
98

R. Gabriel
20

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM96

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Palmer

Classification
Third Growth

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulfites