2013 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend
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2013 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 97
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2013 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2014
This is a complex, structured, smoothly textured wine. It has more power and density than many wines in the vintage, with blackberry and black currant fruit coming through strongly. The result is a wine that’s balanced... This is a complex, structured, smoothly textured wine. It has more power and density than many wines in the vintage, with blackberry and black currant fruit coming through strongly. The result is a wine that’s balanced and structured. This is for long-term aging. (WE97-95)
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2014
This is very solid for the vintage, with blackberry, dark chocolate and blackcurrants. Full body with firm, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Muscular wine for the vintage. 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% merlot. (JS93-92)
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
This has a good mouthfilling feel, with dark plum and blackberry fruit layered with charcoal, roasted cedar and dark tobacco leaf notes. The structure is there, but it's nicely folded in on the finish, with a... This has a good mouthfilling feel, with dark plum and blackberry fruit layered with charcoal, roasted cedar and dark tobacco leaf notes. The structure is there, but it's nicely folded in on the finish, with a smoldering iron note.—Tasted non-blind. – JM (WS93-90)
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2014
Ruby-red; obviously much darker than the Alter Ego. Deep aromas of ripe black cherry, cedar and cocoa. Then rich, dense and suave on the palate, with an almost unctuous quality and terrific persistence to the pure... Ruby-red; obviously much darker than the Alter Ego. Deep aromas of ripe black cherry, cedar and cocoa. Then rich, dense and suave on the palate, with an almost unctuous quality and terrific persistence to the pure blackcurrant, flint and floral flavors. Smoothly tannic and very pure, this is an absolutely memorable Palmer, especially in the context of the vintage. "A Palmer without merlot is not a Palmer," says Duroux, who chose not to eliminate too much of the merlot from the final blend; one gets the feeling all the dilute stuff went into the Alter Ego. (ST92-89)
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2014
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot. 50% new oak. Dark, meaty, dense fruit. Pretty tense and compact on the palate. There is a certain lightness here, but the Margaux style suits this reasonably well. Less expressive than... 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot. 50% new oak. Dark, meaty, dense fruit. Pretty tense and compact on the palate. There is a certain lightness here, but the Margaux style suits this reasonably well. Less expressive than the Alter Ego, and with just the faintest touch of bitterness. Gentle sandiness to the tannin. 17.5/20 (RH)