2004 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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  • WA 94
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

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ETA: Sep. 2017

Reg: $495.00

$435.00

In Stock: 6 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Sep. 2017

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
This stunning wine is one of the vintage's great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer's brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance this dense... This stunning wine is one of the vintage's great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer's brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries truffles flowers incense and camphor. Long classic and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+. Also tasted: 2004 Alter Ego de Palmer (88)
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Deep red. Rich aromas of plum redcurrant chocolate and smoke. Sweet lush and smooth with a wonderfully fine-grained texture for the year. Highly expressive flavors of currant cedar chocolate and tobacco. The wine's subtle... Deep red. Rich aromas of plum redcurrant chocolate and smoke. Sweet lush and smooth with a wonderfully fine-grained texture for the year. Highly expressive flavors of currant cedar chocolate and tobacco. The wine's subtle sweetness suave tannins and sneaky persistence convey an impression of very regular ripeness.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Aromas of licorice tar and mineral follow through to a full-bodied palate with silky tannins and a medium finish. A very pretty wine already. Falls a little short but still outstanding. Best after 2009. 6000 cases made. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2004
Percent alcohol 13%
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.