2022 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 100 JS 99 JD 99 JL 99 TWI 98 VN 98 DC 97 WA 97 JA 96
WE 100

Wine Enthusiast, November 2023

(WE 98-100 points) This majestic aromatic wine is fine and stylish. It has layers of rich black fruits and firm tannins. This will be a great wine that has acidity, structure embedded within it. The wine is rich, but...
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, April 2023

(JS 98-99 points) So much class in the nose with a sophisticated kaleidoscope of dark fruit such as blackcurrants, and spices such as salt and pepper, as well as cloves and nutmeg. Full-bodied. Compacted and dense yet...
JD 99

jebdunnuck.com, May 2023

(97-99 points) The 2022 Château Palmer is utterly brilliant, so much so that I questioned in my notes if this would challenge the 2018. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, from tiny...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2023

(97-99 points) With a dark, radiating purple, black hue, the wine explodes from the glass with its bouquet of lilacs, violets, roses, white flowers, cinnamon, and clove perfume. The wine is pure silk in texture, blending...
TWI 98

The Wine Independent, May 2023

(96-98 points) Composed of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Palmer is deep garnet-purple in color. It needs a lot of shaking and swirling to lure out a soft-spoken perfume of roses...
VN 98

Vinous, May 2023

(VN 96-98 points) The 2022 Palmer was cropped at just 22hL/ha due to the berries being 25-30% smaller than usual. It bursts forth on the nose with precocious black cherries, blueberry, violet and touches of marmalade and...
DC 97

Decanter, April 2023

Sharp, energetic, racy and electric. The power and concentration is evident in the dark, rich, concentrated fruit with tannins that grip and take hold with a crushed stone texture, liquorice, graphite, tobacco and cool...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(WA 95-97 points) As is the case at neighbor Château Margaux, the 2022 Palmer is one of the most powerful wines this estate has ever produced. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, it offers...
JA 96

janeanson.com, April 2023

Dark brooding fruits, this is intense and concentrated, ripe flavours with an exotic edge, cassis, roasted plum, damson and star fruit with a curl of woodsmoke and tobacco leaf, set against fresher edges of blueberry and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2022
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2022 Chateau Palmer is a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Margaux region in France. This red wine is a true masterpiece, exhibiting elegance, complexity, and power. With a dark, radiating purple-black hue, it immediately captivates the senses. The bouquet is a symphony of floral aromas, including lilacs, violets, roses, and white flowers, intertwined with enticing notes of cinnamon and clove perfume.

On the palate, the wine is pure silk, showcasing a perfect balance between its salty minerality and the sweetness of black and red fruits. The texture is incredibly smooth and velvety, creating a luxurious mouthfeel. The fruits are pure and luscious, with both black and red varieties shining through. The wine lingers on the palate, with a refreshing mint note that holds your focus for over 50 seconds.

The 2022 Chateau Palmer is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. The harvest for this vintage took place from September 7 to October 5, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality. The yields were low, at only 22 hectoliters per hectare, which contributed to the concentration and intensity of flavors.

Renowned wine critics have praised this wine, with scores ranging from 96 to 99 points. Jeff Leve describes it as a wine with extraordinary texture, length, and purity in the fruits. Jeb Dunnuck hails it as utterly brilliant and compares it to the outstanding 2018 vintage. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate declares it one of the most powerful wines ever produced by Chateau Palmer. James Suckling notes the wine's class and weightless density, while Jane Anson emphasizes its intense and concentrated flavors.

The 2022 Chateau Palmer is a wine that demands attention and promises to age gracefully. It can be enjoyed from 2027 and has the potential to cellar until 2065. This is a wine that exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship of Chateau Palmer, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast.