2003 Chateau Palmer. Margaux, Bordeaux. France. 12.5%

Chateau Palmer 1

Silky tannins. Nose of plums, cassis and cigar box.

Has controlled power that slowly unfurls in your mouth.

Sweet fruited with blackcurrants the star.

A touch of slightly earthy praline dark chocolates.

Lingers very nicely on the palate.

An elegant, pretty wine.

I have heard that the wines from Margaux described as feminine. Now I know what they mean.

A joy to drink one of the world’s benchmark wines. Drinking well now, but will cellar easily for 5+ years.

Apparently this was rated by Robert Parker at 89 points. With respect to someone with far more tasting experience, I completely disagree. I found this to be an excellent wine.

Approx $430 from Steve’s Fine Wine & Food.

Tasted 9th February 2013

Chateau Palmer 2

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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