One of the all-time great Palmer, Chateau Palmer 2009 was born from a perfect vintage year, complete with sun and generous grape maturity. A deep runy-tinted purple colour suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity. This Margaux offers sunshine and sun-kissed fruits: a veritable explosion of dark fruits. Aeration confirms Palmer 2009 fragrant power and well-integrated alcohol leading to a full-bodied, creamy, thick wine with plenty of opulent yet extremely elegant tannins. The phenomenal, rich concentration blends masterfully altogether for a succulent wine all the way through. This distinguished Chateau Palmer 2009 is without a doubt a rare vintage to cellar.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961, 1966, 1970, 1989, 2000 and 2005), the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural alcohol. An opaque blue/black color suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity, and That's exactly what a taster gets. Subtle smoke, incense and Asian spice (soy?) notes interwoven with graphite, blueberry, blackberry and cassis characteristics lead to a full-bodied, phenomenally concentrated, viscous, opulent wine with plenty of sweet tannin. This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000. It should drink well for 50 years.