2009 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JS 98
  • WE 98
  • WA 97
  • WS 95
  • IWC 95
  • NM 95

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Reg: $350.00

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JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
This has such class and power. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of violets. Full-bodied with polished tannins and a juicy finish. Solid and extremely pretty. Fabulous finish. Try in 2020.
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A beautiful wine with the firmest tannins surrounded by perfumed fruit. It is dense of course but this density is balanced with great elegance blackberry fruits sweetness and final juicy acidity. The wine is structured a... A beautiful wine with the firmest tannins surrounded by perfumed fruit. It is dense of course but this density is balanced with great elegance blackberry fruits sweetness and final juicy acidity. The wine is structured a powerhouse of concentration while preserving this complete style.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961 1966 1970 1989 2000 and 2005) the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural... One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961 1966 1970 1989 2000 and 2005) the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural alcohol. An opaque blue/black color suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity and that-s exactly what a taster gets. Subtle smoke incense and Asian spice (soy?) notes interwoven with graphite blueberry blackberry and cassis characteristics lead to a full-bodied phenomenally concentrated viscous opulent wine with plenty of sweet tannin. This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000. It should drink well for 50 years.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is on another level from most in the appellation with gorgeous layers of warm currant confiture smoldering tobacco licorice snap warm paving stone and anise all framed by tarry but integrated grip. Stays sleek and... This is on another level from most in the appellation with gorgeous layers of warm currant confiture smoldering tobacco licorice snap warm paving stone and anise all framed by tarry but integrated grip. Stays sleek and well-defined through the finish. Should age beautifully. Best from 2015 through 2030. Tasted twice with consistent notes. -JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright medium red. Very ripe aromas of boysenberry chocolate violet and minerals. Wonderfully silky and intense with terrific complexity to its dark berry floral and minerals flavors. Most impressive today on the... Bright medium red. Very ripe aromas of boysenberry chocolate violet and minerals. Wonderfully silky and intense with terrific complexity to its dark berry floral and minerals flavors. Most impressive today on the building vibrant finish which boasts a solid structure for at least mid-term aging. With 72 hours in the recorked bottle this wine showed a texture of liquid velvet with its seductive raspberry and chocolate flavors kept fresh by sound acidity. A beauty.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Palmer '09 has a really vivacious, sumptuous bouquet - superb extraction here. Perhaps it is slightly modern in style with noticeable creamy new oak that needs to be... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Palmer '09 has a really vivacious, sumptuous bouquet - superb extraction here. Perhaps it is slightly modern in style with noticeable creamy new oak that needs to be subsumed. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry, bay leaf, sea salt and tar. The length is impressive, maintaining superb finesse and length. I correctly guessed this as Palmer - sticks out like a sore thumb!
JJB 97
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, March 2010
Tasted at Chateau Palmer. 41% Cabernet Sauvignon 52% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot. Harvested between September 23rd and October 14th 2009. 13.80%. Deep red color throughout with a bright red rim. The nose is again beautifully... Tasted at Chateau Palmer. 41% Cabernet Sauvignon 52% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot. Harvested between September 23rd and October 14th 2009. 13.80%. Deep red color throughout with a bright red rim. The nose is again beautifully perfumed with generous ripe red fruits including logan berry red currant and ripe raspberry. On the palate it is silky yet hugely structured. It shows great depth exceptional elegance velvety tannins and a great deal of freshness for how concentrated it is. This IS Palmer.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009

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.