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2009 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
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  • WE 98
  • JS 98
  • RP 97
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  • NM 95
  • IWC 95
  • WS 95

Reviews for 2009 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

WE 98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A beautiful wine with the firmest tannins surrounded by perfumed fruit. It is dense of course but this density is balanced with great elegance blackberry fruits sweetness and final juicy acidity. The wine is structured a... A beautiful wine with the firmest tannins surrounded by perfumed fruit. It is dense of course but this density is balanced with great elegance blackberry fruits sweetness and final juicy acidity. The wine is structured a powerhouse of concentration while preserving this complete style.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
This has such class and power. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of violets. Full-bodied with polished tannins and a juicy finish. Solid and extremely pretty. Fabulous finish. Try in 2020.
RP 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961 1966 1970 1989 2000 and 2005) the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural... One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961 1966 1970 1989 2000 and 2005) the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural alcohol. An opaque blue/black color suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity and that-s exactly what a taster gets. Subtle smoke incense and Asian spice (soy?) notes interwoven with graphite blueberry blackberry and cassis characteristics lead to a full-bodied phenomenally concentrated viscous opulent wine with plenty of sweet tannin. This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000. It should drink well for 50 years.
AL
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, March 2010
Tasted at Chateau Palmer. 41% Cabernet Sauvignon 52% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot. Harvested between September 23rd and October 14th 2009. 13.80%. Deep red color throughout with a bright red rim. The nose is again beautifully... Tasted at Chateau Palmer. 41% Cabernet Sauvignon 52% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot. Harvested between September 23rd and October 14th 2009. 13.80%. Deep red color throughout with a bright red rim. The nose is again beautifully perfumed with generous ripe red fruits including logan berry red currant and ripe raspberry. On the palate it is silky yet hugely structured. It shows great depth exceptional elegance velvety tannins and a great deal of freshness for how concentrated it is. This IS Palmer.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Palmer '09 has a really vivacious, sumptuous bouquet - superb extraction here. Perhaps it is slightly modern in style with noticeable creamy new oak that needs to be... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Palmer '09 has a really vivacious, sumptuous bouquet - superb extraction here. Perhaps it is slightly modern in style with noticeable creamy new oak that needs to be subsumed. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry, bay leaf, sea salt and tar. The length is impressive, maintaining superb finesse and length. I correctly guessed this as Palmer - sticks out like a sore thumb!
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright medium red. Very ripe aromas of boysenberry chocolate violet and minerals. Wonderfully silky and intense with terrific complexity to its dark berry floral and minerals flavors. Most impressive today on the... Bright medium red. Very ripe aromas of boysenberry chocolate violet and minerals. Wonderfully silky and intense with terrific complexity to its dark berry floral and minerals flavors. Most impressive today on the building vibrant finish which boasts a solid structure for at least mid-term aging. With 72 hours in the recorked bottle this wine showed a texture of liquid velvet with its seductive raspberry and chocolate flavors kept fresh by sound acidity. A beauty.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is on another level from most in the appellation with gorgeous layers of warm currant confiture smoldering tobacco licorice snap warm paving stone and anise all framed by tarry but integrated grip. Stays sleek and... This is on another level from most in the appellation with gorgeous layers of warm currant confiture smoldering tobacco licorice snap warm paving stone and anise all framed by tarry but integrated grip. Stays sleek and well-defined through the finish. Should age beautifully. Best from 2015 through 2030. Tasted twice with consistent notes. -JM