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Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend Wine 1998

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

A classic Margaux the 1998 Palmer has put on weight and fleshed out during its elevage in barrel. It displays a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of black fruits licorice melted asphalt pain grille and a touch of acacia flowers. Full-bodied with brilliant definition this blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a dollop of Petit Verdot will age well for 20-30 years. It is one of the Medoc s as well as the Margaux appellation s finest wines of the vintage.

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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

External Reviews for Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A classic Margaux the 1998 Palmer has put on weight and fleshed out during its elevage in barrel. It displays a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of black fruits licorice melted asphalt pain grille and a touch of acacia flowers. Full-bodied with brilliant definition this blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a dollop of Petit Verdot will age well for 20-30 years. It is one of the Medoc s as well as the Margaux appellation s finest wines of the vintage.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

I really like this wine. Dark chocolate berry mineral and mint aromas. Full-bodied with velvety rich tannins and a long juicy finish. Gorgeous. Best after 2006. JS Wine Spectator.




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