Château Palmer, Margaux, 3ème Cru Classé, Bordeaux 2009


  • Drink: 2016-2032
  • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot


Chateau Palmer

Château Palmer, Margaux 2009

Still deeply coloured from core to rim, this is equally impressive on the expressive nose with blackcurrant, clove and cocoa powder. The palate is full, ripe, rich and round with intense sweet black fruit, liquorice and mocha. Structurally this is very sensual with soft acidity, quite full alcohol and supple, generous tannins. A very complete ’09 which is not overdone and yet remains true to the vintage and its terroir.
Taster: John Stimpfig
Alc 14.5%

Reticent black fruits nose. Quite rich, supple, forward, perhaps a tad soupy. Has moderate concentration and decent acidity, but there’s not much flair or complexity here. But the fruit is solid and appealing, with a slight mintiness. Good length.
Taster: Stephen Brook
Tasted: March 2014
Points: 88

Very opulent nose, quite high in alcohol. A bit extracted on the palate with a slightly ‘pushed’ feel to the fruit. Hints of roasted character to the fruit. Tannins very ripe but a certain lack of elegance to the wine because of the extreme ripeness. Will please some for its opulence but not fine and not truly Margaux
Taster: Alun Griffiths
Tasted: March 2014
Points: 85

Dense red, purple rim, concentrated blackcurrant fruit, very smooth and rich, both fleshy and firm. Good tannins, just on the robust, leathery, earthy style for Margaux. Rich, naturally sweet and ripe fruit, could be more complex but good future.
Taster: Steven Spurrier
Tasted: March 2014
Points: 90

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