2007 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • WA 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
No tasting note given.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2008
Very pretty with blackberry light vanilla and a coffee bean character. Medium-to-full body with ultrafine tannins and a long clean finish.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
(49% merlot 44% cabernet sauvignon and 7% petit verdot includes 12% press wine) Good deep ruby. Pure scented aromas of blackberry and violet. Rich and chewy if a bit backward and sullen today with flavors of blackberry... (49% merlot 44% cabernet sauvignon and 7% petit verdot includes 12% press wine) Good deep ruby. Pure scented aromas of blackberry and violet. Rich and chewy if a bit backward and sullen today with flavors of blackberry dark chocolate and licorice. Dry classic and light on its feet. This should gain in complexity with elevage.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of... Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle and caressing but with a powerful, almost heady finish. If you are looking for an extravagant wine this vintage, then Palmer is the place to come, though maybe it has just dispensed a little of its luster since I last tasted it. Tasted February 2017. - Neal Martin
JJB 93
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2008
49% Merlot 44% cabernet Sauvignon 7% Petite Verdot. Small yields of only 34 hls/ha. The color is a dark purple and red garnet with full intensity. On the nose there are black fruits followed by subtle cedar spice. The... 49% Merlot 44% cabernet Sauvignon 7% Petite Verdot. Small yields of only 34 hls/ha. The color is a dark purple and red garnet with full intensity. On the nose there are black fruits followed by subtle cedar spice. The wine is not over oaked but balanced in every way - acid to tannin and fruit carries a nice graceful demeanor with a seamless structure and soft tannins. Great texture.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2007

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.