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Château Palmer Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1988

Winemaker's Notes:

Fully mature and a very classic Palmer. Fruit bomb lovers need not apply; this<br/>is very classy, beautifully soft, old-fashioned claret. <br/>(Joss Fowler - BBR Fine Wine Team - 11-Nov-2008)

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 Château Palmer Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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Snooth User: jkieserca
7547853
4.00 5
06/14/2008

Drunk on 6/14/08 at Chapeau in San Francisco. Nose had a vegetal overtone, slightly mahogany in color. A little austere on the palette and tanins were alive and well. After one hour of airing, opened up with wonderful floral overtones that complemented the solid structure of the wine. Medium finish which was surprising - a longer one would have been more in character.


Snooth User: jkieserca
7547853
4.00 5
06/14/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Château Palmer Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

Rather dry and austere, with some of the violet, berry and fruit character I expect in Palmer, but slightly hard and ungenerous on the palate. A big disappointment.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1988 Chateau Palmer 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

This wine, like a number of 1988s, has matured well and is just beginning to show maturity. It has a dense, somewhat rugged constitution, with plenty of density, some earthy black fruits intermixed with licorice, compost, camphor, and roasted herbs. ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1988 Chateau Palmer 1500ml



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Fully mature and a very classic Palmer. Fruit bomb lovers need not apply; this<br/>is very classy, beautifully soft, old-fashioned claret. <br/>(Joss Fowler - BBR Fine Wine Team - 11-Nov-2008)

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