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2013 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE97
  • WS93
  • JS93
  • ST92
  • JR91

Reviews

WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This is a complex, structured, smoothly textured wine. It has more power and density than many wines in the vintage, with blackberry and black currant fruit coming through strongly. The result is a wine that’s... This is a complex, structured, smoothly textured wine. It has more power and density than many wines in the vintage, with blackberry and black currant fruit coming through strongly. The result is a wine that’s balanced and structured. This is for long-term aging. (WE97-95)
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This has a good mouthfilling feel, with dark plum and blackberry fruit layered with charcoal, roasted cedar and dark tobacco leaf notes. The structure is there, but it's nicely folded in on the finish, with a... This has a good mouthfilling feel, with dark plum and blackberry fruit layered with charcoal, roasted cedar and dark tobacco leaf notes. The structure is there, but it's nicely folded in on the finish, with a smoldering iron note.—Tasted non-blind. – JM (WS93-90)
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is very solid for the vintage, with blackberry, dark chocolate and blackcurrants. Full body with firm, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Muscular wine for the vintage. 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% merlot. (JS93-92)
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Ruby-red; obviously much darker than the Alter Ego. Deep aromas of ripe black cherry, cedar and cocoa. Then rich, dense and suave on the palate, with an almost unctuous quality and terrific persistence to the pure... Ruby-red; obviously much darker than the Alter Ego. Deep aromas of ripe black cherry, cedar and cocoa. Then rich, dense and suave on the palate, with an almost unctuous quality and terrific persistence to the pure blackcurrant, flint and floral flavors. Smoothly tannic and very pure, this is an absolutely memorable Palmer, especially in the context of the vintage. "A Palmer without merlot is not a Palmer," says Duroux, who chose not to eliminate too much of the merlot from the final blend; one gets the feeling all the dilute stuff went into the Alter Ego. (ST92-89)
JR91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot. 50% new oak. Dark, meaty, dense fruit. Pretty tense and compact on the palate. There is a certain lightness here, but the Margaux style suits this reasonably well. Less expressive than... 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot. 50% new oak. Dark, meaty, dense fruit. Pretty tense and compact on the palate. There is a certain lightness here, but the Margaux style suits this reasonably well. Less expressive than the Alter Ego, and with just the faintest touch of bitterness. Gentle sandiness to the tannin. 17.5/20 (RH)