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Palmer Premier 2008

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"... a massively rich wine with an inky/purple color, sensational density of fruit, velvety tannins, ..., and a fabulous texture and length. ... It appears to be among the finest Palmers made this decade, rivaling both the 2005 and 2000. ...95-97." WA 4/09.

Region: France » Bordeaux » Margaux

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Winery: Chateau Palmer
Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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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 Palmer Premier

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/22/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Palmer Alter Ego 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The second wine, the outstanding 2008 Alter Ego de Palmer, a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of the finest examples of this cuvee I have tasted. Well-integrated wood smoke intermixed with notes of creme de cassis, earth, and fo... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Palmer Alter Ego 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/06/2011

52% Merlot; 48% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aroma of grilled meat covered in cherry sauce. A very spicy flavor mixed with dry herbs. Tannins in check on the finish. David Derby. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Palmer Alter Ego 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/07/2011

51% Merlot; 41% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Petite Verdot. Pleasant plum notes highlighted by spearmint and licorice. Solid middle weight, tannins come off sharp and rough. David Derby. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau Palmer 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/24/2009

With a higher proportion of Merlot than is usual even at Palmer, this wine goes for lovely fresh, soft fruits. There is a touch of spice, juicy red berries, finally getting to a depth of dusty, chewy tannins Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau Palmer 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/02/2009

The 2008 Palmer, which tips the scales at 13.5% natural alcohol (among the highest achieved at this property), is a blend of 51% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot. It is a massively rich wine with an inky/purple color, sensational d... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau Palmer 1500ml


External Review
05/18/2010

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"... a massively rich wine with an inky/purple color, sensational density of fruit, velvety tannins, ..., and a fabulous texture and length. ... It appears to be among the finest Palmers made this decade, rivaling both the 2005 and 2000. ...95-97." WA 4/09.

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