Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$435

This spectacular offering should continue to improve, and may merit an even higher score after additional aging. Stunningly rich and powerful, the dark purple-tinged 2005 Palmer is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot. Aromas of incense, burning embers, black currants, plums, licorice, and flowers are followed by a full-bodied Margaux with more weight and power even than its nearby first-growth rival, Chateau Margaux. The abundant acidity and tannins are beautifully coated by the wine's exceptional fruit extract and overall harmony and richness. It is so concentrated that one is hard pressed to find even a hint of new oak... Robert Parker

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The 2005 Palmer has been absolutely magical both times I have tasted it recently. Still wonderfully deep to the core, the 2005 is dense, packed to the core and luxuriously opulent. Even with all of that intensity, the 2005 remains vibrant. Lush red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender and sweet spice build into the towering finish. The 2005 is an epic wine that will have no problem reaching its fiftieth birthday. It is a rich, dramatic Margaux that checks all the boxes, and then some. I rated a second bottle even higher. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2005 Palmer has been absolutely magical both times I have tasted it recently. Still wonderfully deep to the core, the 2005 is dense, packed to the core and luxuriously opulent. Even with all of that intensity, the 2005 remains vibrant. Lush red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender and sweet spice build into the towering finish. The 2005 is an epic wine that will have no problem reaching its fiftieth birthday. It is a rich, dramatic Margaux that checks all the boxes, and then some. I rated a second bottle even higher. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

9.8

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

@Ted Mandes @Christine @Steve Colanero Incredible Palmer!! Still such a baby and blew the socks off of Harlan. Dark fruit black cherry fruits., graphite notes., Floral notes. Christine did not care for the floral notes but I found them intriguing. Minute + finish. Needs a lot of time to integrate and develop but what is being shown Napa w is amazing nonetheless!

@Ted Mandes @Christine @Steve Colanero Incredible Palmer!! Still such a baby and blew the socks off of Harlan. Dark fruit black cherry fruits., graphite notes., Floral notes. Christine did not care for the floral notes but I found them intriguing. Minute + finish. Needs a lot of time to integrate and develop but what is being shown Napa w is amazing nonetheless!

9.5

Miguel Ostrowski Delectable Pro

Showing so well now, it was double decanted and enjoyed slowly! Tuns of fruit, lovely baking spice and touches of tabaco leaf and herbs.

Showing so well now, it was double decanted and enjoyed slowly! Tuns of fruit, lovely baking spice and touches of tabaco leaf and herbs.

9.4

Angela Cahill Delectable Pro

Bordeaux for CA wine drinkers - ripe, but balanced. Layers of black fruits, dried herbs, mountain cypress, and squid ink.

Bordeaux for CA wine drinkers - ripe, but balanced. Layers of black fruits, dried herbs, mountain cypress, and squid ink.

9.8

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

Sexy and Structured ~ One of My Favs of #NYWE2015

Sexy and Structured ~ One of My Favs of #NYWE2015

9.5

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

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Little Fuzzy picture! 2005 Ch Palmer from a Great Margaux appellation producer! Thanks. Rich and full bodied with good tannin and loads of deep dark plum and black fruits, also a touch of that Forrest floor commonly found in great Bordeaux . Bravo here, from my notes. CB 95 PS: at Wine Spec in NYC on Thursday Night Opening!

Little Fuzzy picture! 2005 Ch Palmer from a Great Margaux appellation producer! Thanks. Rich and full bodied with good tannin and loads of deep dark plum and black fruits, also a touch of that Forrest floor commonly found in great Bordeaux . Bravo here, from my notes. CB 95 PS: at Wine Spec in NYC on Thursday Night Opening!

9.5

Andrew Rastello Delectable Pro

Juicy but approachable.

Juicy but approachable.

9.4

Philippe Thibault Delectable Pro

Simply divine. Wow!

Simply divine. Wow!

9.5

Jay McInerney Delectable Pro

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

Just when I wondered if I still loved Bordeaux. Gorgeous

Just when I wondered if I still loved Bordeaux. Gorgeous

9.4

Dan Fredman Delectable Pro

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

Still evolving but offering a lot of pleasure.

Still evolving but offering a lot of pleasure.

9.1

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