2008 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 95
  • WA 94
  • JS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Rich and concentrated touched easily by toasty wood. The tannins are so sweet blending easily into the powerful texture of black berry fruits with hints of licorice. This is a ripe wine its acidity always present. - R.V.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A stunning success for the vintage and possibly the Margaux of the year this wine which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol is a blend of 51% Merlot 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Loads of barbecue smoke licorice... A stunning success for the vintage and possibly the Margaux of the year this wine which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol is a blend of 51% Merlot 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Loads of barbecue smoke licorice incense blackberry new saddle leather and forest floor notes jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored wine. Extraordinarily intense and full-bodied with plenty of tannin but not the formidable structure of the 2010 this is going to be one of the longest-lived wines of 2008. It is full rich layered and should be reasonably approachable with 3-4 years of bottle age and will also keep for 30+ years.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Palmer knows what to do. Plenty of blackberry and licorice aromas and flavors follow through to full body with chewy tannins and a vanilla cedar and chocolate aftertaste. Needs time to mellow. Layered and beautiful. Best... Palmer knows what to do. Plenty of blackberry and licorice aromas and flavors follow through to full body with chewy tannins and a vanilla cedar and chocolate aftertaste. Needs time to mellow. Layered and beautiful. Best after 2012.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Full medium ruby. Inviting almost liqueur-like aromas of dark raspberry sexy spices and tobacco lifted by a floral quality. Broad and plush but precise and fine-grained with a layered texture to the concentrated flavors... Full medium ruby. Inviting almost liqueur-like aromas of dark raspberry sexy spices and tobacco lifted by a floral quality. Broad and plush but precise and fine-grained with a layered texture to the concentrated flavors of red and dark berries and dark chocolate. Really builds toward the back but the wine's compelling thickness of fruit is nicely leavened by sneaky minerality. Finishes with noble tannins and captivating energy and perfume.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Offers dark plum mulled currant and blackberry notes with flashes of roasted apple wood and maduro tobacco plus cocoa and espresso. There's nicely rounded flesh and a long integrated finish that has some extra grip... Offers dark plum mulled currant and blackberry notes with flashes of roasted apple wood and maduro tobacco plus cocoa and espresso. There's nicely rounded flesh and a long integrated finish that has some extra grip. Clearly apart from the Margaux pack in 2008. Best from 2013 through 2019.-J.M.
JJB 92
David Derby - JJ Buckley, April 2009
51% Merlot; 41% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Petite Verdot. Pleasant plum notes highlighted by spearmint and licorice. Solid middle weight tannins come off sharp and rough.