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Chateau Palmer Margaux Third Growth 2008

Member Review by Rodolphe Boulanger:

Tasted at the winery in June 2007. Good dark fruit aromas and flavors with some oak, but a bit disappointing on body, and finish. It's a good example of Bordeaux and I am a fan of the 2004 Margaux so I thought about 4 starts. However, this wine is pricy for what it is.

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Chateau Palmer:
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, ch... Read more
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, characterized by the softness and refinement of silk, the warmth of velvet, and the leather of noblesse. The unusual combination of grape varieties – as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petit Verdot – gives Château Palmer a bouquet of extraordinary complexity, with fruit, flowers, and spice wrapped in a fleshy and generous structure. The subtle balance between aromatic richness and powerful yet always restrained tannins makes Palmer a wine of incomparable charm, even when very young. Its length leaves the persistent memory of a heady mix of sensations and emotions. Long barrel ageing is essential for Château Palmer to give full expression to its gravely soil and reveal all its body and flesh. This ageing continues very slowly for many years and even decades in the bottle. Your patience will be generously rewarded when you taste an old vintage. It exudes a particularly rich and complex aromatic finish, sometimes exotic, always unforgettable. Wine tasting is a meeting of two living bodies as they surrender to each other, the human being and the wine. Tasters always have expectations from the wine they choose: good wines meet them; Château Palmer exceeds them. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Palmer Margaux Third Growth

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/20/2007

Tasted at the winery in June 2007. Good dark fruit aromas and flavors with some oak, but a bit disappointing on body, and finish. It's a good example of Bordeaux and I am a fan of the 2004 Margaux so I thought about 4 starts. However, this wine is pricy for what it is.


Snooth User: SEATTLEPRO
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/23/2009

I am a rank amateur, I assure you. Nonetheless, of all the reasonably priced Bordeaux I have drank in the past few years, this is the very best I have imbibed. I do not have the oenological language to tell you why, but if I were to order a final glass of wine before my demise, it would surely be 2004 Alter Ego.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/03/2009

good food wine. would guess a cheap bordeaux in a blind tasting.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/30/2012

Wonderfully rich, opulent red and black fruit. Delicious, layered and terrific structure. - WS Grand Tour 2011


External Reviews for Chateau Palmer Margaux Third Growth

External Review
Vintage: 2004 09/22/2010

Deep red. Rich aromas of plum, redcurrant, chocolate and smoke. Sweet, lush and smooth, with a wonderfully fine-grained texture for the year. Highly expressive flavors of currant, cedar, chocolate and tobacco. The wine's subtle sweetness, suave tanni... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Chateau Palmer 3000ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/17/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Palmer Alter Ego 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/19/2013

Aromas of licorice, tar and mineral follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. A very pretty wine already. Falls a little short, but still outstanding. Best after 2009. 6,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Chateau Palmer 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/20/2009

Celebrating its 22nd year in 2008, Palmer Vineyards on the North Fork of New York’s Long island has been called "Long Island's most important winery." The climate and sandy soils are reminiscent of those on Bordeaux left bank where Merlot reins supreme. Palmer’s Merlot shows soft tannins, herbal and berry flavors and a hint of smoky oak from 14 months of barrel age. It’s a fruity but elegant wine that has delighted New Yorkers for 20 years.




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