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2010 Château Palmer

Margaux, 3me cru classé
(OWC)

Ex-château; recent library release; earliest anticipated arrival is Winter 2020 help
 
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PRICE:
$3,835.00 $3,259.75 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
2 Imperials (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2010 Palmer is one of the superstars of the vintage, a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, which is just slightly different than what I indicated two years ago. The alcohol level hit 14.5%, and the wine comes across like a more stacked-and-packed version of their 2000. It is tannic and backward, but has a sensational black/purple color and a gorgeous nose of camphor, barbecue smoke, blackberry and cassis. Full-bodied, with oodles of glycerin but a relatively healthy pH, this wine has a precision and freshness that belie its lofty alcohol and extravagant concentration. This is a sensationally rich, full-throttle Palmer that could well end up being one of the all-time great wines made at this estate. It needs a good 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 50 or more years. There’s no question that Thomas Duroux and the staff at Palmer are producing wines of first-growth quality, and have been for nearly a decade." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #205
(WA, 02/01/2013)

Rating: 98+
Drink from: 2020-2070


"A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 11/14/2013)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2020


"This is riveting, with terrific tarry grip coursing underneath layers of smoldering bay leaf, warm plum confiture, freshly brewed espresso, dark cassis and well-steeped black tea. The charcoal and tobacco backdrop is gorgeous and should move forward through the core of fruit over time. Be patient though, as the structure is ironclad. This will really be electric once mature. Best from 2017 through 2040." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2013)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2017-2040


"Bright, deep medium ruby. Exotic, expressive nose offers blueberry, black cherry, violet, bitter chocolate, licorice, smoke and spices, with a subtle leather nuance in the deep background. The tightly coiled, penetrating palate offers uncanny density without weight, with dark berry and floral flavors enlivened by deep minerality. A wine of outstanding clarity, energy and class. The extremely long, mounting finish displays serious, ripe tannins that reach the incisors, and great clinging minerality and verve. This extraordinary young Palmer should go on for decades." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2013)

Rating: 96+


"The 2010 Palmer has an outgoing, intense and multifaceted bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry, crushed violets and hints of cassis - your quintessential Margaux turned up to eleven. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Headier than its Margaux peers, it builds in the mouth with a complex, marine-tinged finish with cracked black pepper lingering on the aftertaste. This is an outstanding Palmer but it needs more time in bottle. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 04/01/2020)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2026-2070


"Particularly deep crimson. Heady, rich nose. Much more obvious ripeness than on most 2010 left-bank reds. Sweet ink and glorious satin texture. Pure hedonism. Not the classicism of Ch Margaux but pretty smart and pleasurable. And it’s not too sweet. There is Margaux character here and lots of interest. Liquid glamour. But no shortage of alcohol." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/26/2020)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2018-2042


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