2010 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 98
  • WE 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • ST 96

Reviews for 2010 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
While outwardly this wine is generous and opulent with great juicy sweetness, the core is structured and powerful. The wine is concentrated and complex, with dark tannins and a brooding, dense texture. This is a wine with... While outwardly this wine is generous and opulent with great juicy sweetness, the core is structured and powerful. The wine is concentrated and complex, with dark tannins and a brooding, dense texture. This is a wine with a long-lived future.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
96+ Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the estate team regard the 2010 Château Palmer as their best since the 1983. This showing did nothing to suggest otherwise. It offers stunning precision on the nose:... 96+ Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the estate team regard the 2010 Château Palmer as their best since the 1983. This showing did nothing to suggest otherwise. It offers stunning precision on the nose: incredibly fresh and vibrant with the same spine-tingling level of mineralité as the 2005. What they both share is a Pauillac-like graphite seam that runs from start to finish. Like the 2005, there is a beguiling symmetry here, more focused and linear than the sumptuous 2009, yet with sensational length that makes you wonder what on Earth it will taste like in another 10-15 years. I would keep this in your cellar for another decade at least and it may well merit a higher score down the line. - Neal Martin
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This is riveting, with terrific tarry grip coursing underneath layers of smoldering bay leaf, warm plum confiture, freshly brewed espresso, dark cassis and well-steeped black tea. The charcoal and tobacco backdrop is... This is riveting, with terrific tarry grip coursing underneath layers of smoldering bay leaf, warm plum confiture, freshly brewed espresso, dark cassis and well-steeped black tea. The charcoal and tobacco backdrop is gorgeous and should move forward through the core of fruit over time. Be patient though, as the structure is ironclad. This will really be electric once mature. Best from 2017 through 2040. 8,500 cases made. –JM
ST 96
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
96+ Bright, deep medium ruby. Exotic, expressive nose offers blueberry, black cherry, violet, bitter chocolate, licorice, smoke and spices, with a subtle leather nuance in the deep background. The tightly coiled... 96+ Bright, deep medium ruby. Exotic, expressive nose offers blueberry, black cherry, violet, bitter chocolate, licorice, smoke and spices, with a subtle leather nuance in the deep background. The tightly coiled, penetrating palate offers uncanny density without weight, with dark berry and floral flavors enlivened by deep minerality. A wine of outstanding clarity, energy and class. The extremely long, mounting finish displays serious, ripe tannins that reach the incisors, and great clinging minerality and verve. This extraordinary young Palmer should go on for decades.
JJB 96
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
54% merlot 40% cabernet sauvignon and 6% petit verdot. In terms of technical analysis this is definitely a year of extremes for Palmer and as such this wine will not be for everybody. Aromas of mineral mocha plum... 54% merlot 40% cabernet sauvignon and 6% petit verdot. In terms of technical analysis this is definitely a year of extremes for Palmer and as such this wine will not be for everybody. Aromas of mineral mocha plum boysenberry and pepper lead to truffle and roasted espresso bean. The full bodied palate offers lots of fine grain tannins and good acidity. Gorgeous flavors of mulling spice hoisin and scorched earth complemented by anise and crushed flowers. The finish is very long smooth and elegant. Yields were a meager 30 hl/ha and the record long harvest lasted from Sep 22 to Oct 20. This wine needs at least 6-8 years in bottle and then should drink well for three decades +. One does have to be comfortable with the record level of alcohol at 14.5% (as a reference the 2009 vintage was 13.8%) but the record levels of tannin and acidity help balance it all. pH is 3.65. It will be interesting to follow this one over the years.