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2010 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS97
  • JL96
  • WA95
  • WS95
  • NM92
  • JL
  • JR

Reviews

JS97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This nose is crazy with treacle tart, dark fruits, spices and milk chocolate. I was in a state of amazement tasting this. Full bodied and very powerful with wonderful ripe tannins and intense nuts and dark chocolate on... This nose is crazy with treacle tart, dark fruits, spices and milk chocolate. I was in a state of amazement tasting this. Full bodied and very powerful with wonderful ripe tannins and intense nuts and dark chocolate on the palate. This is more powerful than 2009. I am blown away.
JL96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From an assemblage of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. The beautiful, deep, purple color is almost opaque. Floral aromas are complicated with cassis... From an assemblage of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. The beautiful, deep, purple color is almost opaque. Floral aromas are complicated with cassis, coffee, smoke, truffle, earth and boysenberry scents which jump from the glass. With intense purity, tannins that feel like hand polished silk and a beautiful, pure, long, harmonious rich finish, there is not a hard edge to be found. This opulent wine is a treat for the senses.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Palmer: The 2010 Palmer, which is 50% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Sauvignon except for 6% Petit Verdot, is a huge, inky/purple-colored wine with notes of camphor, incense, blackberry, espresso roast, and... 2010 Palmer: The 2010 Palmer, which is 50% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Sauvignon except for 6% Petit Verdot, is a huge, inky/purple-colored wine with notes of camphor, incense, blackberry, espresso roast, and subtle barbecue smoke. Extremely full-bodied and unbelievably powerful (14.5% natural alcohol, but with a rather standard pH of 3.75), this wine is going to be one of the great classics ever to emerge from this iconic chateau. It is extremely tannic, but the tannins are eclipsed by the extravagant concentration of fruit, unctuosity, and density of this wine. This will be a Chateau Palmer to put away for 10 years and drink over the following 40+.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This dense red offers a big core of currant, plum and cassis, with lots of buried violet and anise. Really loaded on the back end, this is very muscular, but still velvety. Features saturated fruit on the finish, but... This dense red offers a big core of currant, plum and cassis, with lots of buried violet and anise. Really loaded on the back end, this is very muscular, but still velvety. Features saturated fruit on the finish, but stays restrained. Should be very long-lived. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
NM92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
The 2010 Palmer is a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, delivering 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.65. This has a very pure bouquet where the Cabernet Sauvignon is again, dominating the... The 2010 Palmer is a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, delivering 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.65. This has a very pure bouquet where the Cabernet Sauvignon is again, dominating the aromatics: blackberry, boysenberry and a touch of graphite. The palate is full-bodied with mineral-rich black fruits, very linear and focused, but there is just a touch of alcohol blurring the finish and taken the edge off it its precision.
JL
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.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. Very dark purple. Amazingly sweet and luscious on the nose. Incredibly sweet and distinctive - pure pleasure at first. Very round and luscious and has massive polish... 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. Very dark purple. Amazingly sweet and luscious on the nose. Incredibly sweet and distinctive - pure pleasure at first. Very round and luscious and has massive polish. Incredibly open at this stage - will it close up, I wonder? But underneath, a great stew of tannins lurk..! Great freshness but no leafiness. This is already carrying the Palmer hallmark in spades and its only on the finish that one sees the strong vintage character. Nothing excessive. pH 3.65. 18 out of 20

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