1999 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • NM 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91
  • JS 91

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
Though I have tasted many vintages of Palmer in recent months, it has been some time since I tasted the 1999 Palmer. Now at 17 years of age, it has a really quite splendid bouquet that is so fresh and vital, pure brambly... Though I have tasted many vintages of Palmer in recent months, it has been some time since I tasted the 1999 Palmer. Now at 17 years of age, it has a really quite splendid bouquet that is so fresh and vital, pure brambly red fruit, sloes and iodine. It has certainly lost some of the headiness that it showed over its first 10 years, but it is still a Palmer that likes to party. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is good depth here, clean and fresh with wonderful poise. This is a "correct" Palmer, self-aware that it was not born in a propitious vintage, therefore it might seem a little restrained, even conservative in character. That would ignore its precision and grace, the manner in which it gently builds to the finish. You can drink this now but I would be inclined to give it another 3-4 years. There are few better Left Bank 1999s than Palmer. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2009
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. The Palmer 99 has plumes of ripe black fruits on the nose with boysenberry, iodine and blueberry. Lovely lift – typical opulent style. The palate is full-bodied, ripe and... Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. The Palmer 99 has plumes of ripe black fruits on the nose with boysenberry, iodine and blueberry. Lovely lift – typical opulent style. The palate is full-bodied, ripe and extrovert with chewy tannins. Layers of black fruit, spice and a fair bit of glycerine still. A primal Palmer, quite decadent towards the finish although reined in by the vintage. It needs time to develop some more nuance and character, but it will. Drink 2015-2030.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2002
Good medium ruby. Boysenberry currant graphite mocha underbrush and roast coffee on the nose along with sexy smoky oak. Lush sweet and vinous with complex explosive dark berry flavors and impressive density for the year... Good medium ruby. Boysenberry currant graphite mocha underbrush and roast coffee on the nose along with sexy smoky oak. Lush sweet and vinous with complex explosive dark berry flavors and impressive density for the year. Plump and pliant. Finishes with broad lightly dusty tannins and excellent length. In comparison to this the 2001 is drier and tighter even allowing for the difference in age between the two vintages. 92 points
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2002
Plenty of licorice berry and mineral character in this red. Full-bodied with super well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Only now giving a fraction of what it has to offer. A harmonious Palmer. Best after 2005. 12200... Plenty of licorice berry and mineral character in this red. Full-bodied with super well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Only now giving a fraction of what it has to offer. A harmonious Palmer. Best after 2005. 12200 cases made.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2013
A very pretty red with balance and attractive fruit. Underlines how attractive this vintage is and how forgotten it is as well. Medium-to-full body with firm tannins and a raspberry, blackberry and light cedar undertone... A very pretty red with balance and attractive fruit. Underlines how attractive this vintage is and how forgotten it is as well. Medium-to-full body with firm tannins and a raspberry, blackberry and light cedar undertone. Drink or hold.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 1999
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the trademarks of Chateau Palmer. The unusual combination of grape varieties for a classified Left Bank wine–as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petit Verdot–gives Chateau 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 charming even when very young.

The grapes are fermented separately by variety and plot in 54 conical, stainless steel vats. The wine then ages 18 to 21 months in French oak barrels, less than 50% new.

Winery

Chateau Palmer

Chateau Palmer, classified a Third Growth Bordeaux, is in the commune of Cantenac, the heart of the Margaux appellation.

The Palmer vineyards, originally part of the larger estate of Chateau d’Issan, cover 66 hectares of gravelly soil on terraces overlooking the Garonne River. There are equal amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (47% each). The remainder is Petit Verdot. From 2014 forward, the entire property has been farmed biodynamically.

Chateau Palmer is named after Major General Charles Palmer of the British Army, who bought the estate in 1814 from Marie de Gascq. A passionate man, he invested a great deal of time, energy and money to develop his property, purchasing land and buildings in the communes of Cantenac, Issan, and Margaux, and by the 1830s, his property covered 163 hectares, 82 hectares of which were vineyards. “Palmer's Claret” quickly gained popularity in London clubs and even found favor in the eyes of the future King George IV.

Charles sold the estate in 1843. The current owners, the Sichel and Mahler-Besse families, have been in place since 1938. Their focus throughout has been on authenticity, quality and consistency.