2013 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2013 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
Very well balanced, this is already a beautiful wine that could almost be drunk now. Smooth tannins and oak are layered with red and black-currant fruits that are perfumed and fresh. The structure is all there, just... Very well balanced, this is already a beautiful wine that could almost be drunk now. Smooth tannins and oak are layered with red and black-currant fruits that are perfumed and fresh. The structure is all there, just light and fragrant. Drink now, although the wine will fill out from 2022. — R.V.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2016
Extremely perfumed and floral with hints of currants. Full body, firm and silky. Pretty fruit and finish. Bright and firm too. Milk chocolate on the finish. Drink in 2018 but already joyful.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
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... 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)
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2014
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)
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2014
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)