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Château Palmer Margaux Bottle 2008

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Ch. Palmer was one of only two châteaux in 2008 where we seriously felt that the quality almost matched the incredible level of their illustrious 2005s - the other was Ch. Latour. This exceptional quality almost justifies Palmers price this year. Yes, it is high but, by Jove, Palmer's 2008 is as good as a First Growth and better than most of them this vintage.<br/><br/><br/><br/>With a glorious concentration of blackcurrant fruit on the nose and an intense, smooth, fruity, rich yet fine-boned palate, this is a wine which just oozes power but with such incredible precision it takes your breath away. Satin-esque, fine-grained tannins add elegance and there's an intriguing, almost raspberry hint to the finish. This has the depth and power to last for decades but the perfect balance gives it an almost balletic quality: pure sophistication.<br/>

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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

Berry Bros & Rudd review: Ch. Palmer was one of only two châteaux in 2008 where we seriously felt that the quality almost matched the incredible level of their illustrious 2005s - the other was Ch. Latour. This exceptional quality almost justifies Palmers price this year. Yes, it is high but, by Jove, Palmer's 2008 is as good as a First Growth and better than most of them this vintage.<br/><br/><br/><br/>With a glorious concentration of blackcurrant fruit on the nose and an intense, smooth, fruity, rich yet fine-boned palate, this is a wine which just oozes power but with such incredible precision it takes your breath away. Satin-esque, fine-grained tannins add elegance and there's an intriguing, almost raspberry hint to the finish. This has the depth and power to last for decades but the perfect balance gives it an almost balletic quality: pure sophistication.<br/>

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