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2005 Château Palmer

Margaux, 3me cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is July 2018; ex-château; recent library release help

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$2,274.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)


5 groups




"Dark in color, with intense aromas of crushed berry, toasty oak and hints of raisin, turning to fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with a big, juicy, velvety texture and a long aftertaste of coffee, coconut and berry. This is powerful and muscular for Palmer. Best after 2012." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2012

"Good deep red-ruby. Deep, brooding aromas of blackberry, kirsch and chocolate mint, with a distinctly roasted, jammy character showing today. Compellingly sweet and explosive on the palate, with great fat to the flavors of plum, mulberry, coffee and mocha; like a cocktail of jammy fruits. This is downright massive, not to say decadent, for Palmer-at 14% alcohol the highest ever recorded here. A pure liquid confection." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 94

"What a nose of milk chocolate, with raspberries and hints of plums and flowers. A wonderful nose. Full-bodied, with super velvety tannins and a chocolate, nut, and dark fruit character on the palate. The fine tannins and great balance make you want to drink this, but you should wait and let it all out. Pull the cork in 2016." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/01/2012)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2016

"Deep black cherry colour, sweet smoky cassis nose and a touch of mint. Not open yet. Lots of sweet spice but not especially oaky until you get to the palate, where it is more marked. Rich and dense and firm with a strong grip but fully ripe in every way. Muscular but smooth, rippling muscles under smooth skin. Dark and concentrated on the palate. Chocolate texture and milk chocolate sweetness but somehow not sweet. Roasted aromas. and a fine fresh long finish. Marked finesse and length and aromatic on the mid palate." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/14/2009)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2015-2035

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