Chateau Palmer Margaux 2005

$499.00
Save $150.00 (30%)
$349.00

SKU 00405

750ml

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Planted to 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, with an average vine age of 35 years, this 3rd Growth estate is known for producing one of Bordeaux's most compelling wines in the aromatics as well as in the ability to put forth a rich, world-class, traditional wine. When visiting the cellars of Palmer, one is struck by just how glorious these wines are when you taste vintage after vintage and each one is sensationally delicious, velvety and pure with intoxicatingly beautiful aromatics. So in a top vintage like 2005, this is a must-have for the serious Bordeaux and/or Cabernet collector.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Chateau Palmer
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateIts bigger sister, the 2005 Château Palmer (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot), is one of the great efforts of this superlative vintage. Floral notes mixed with blackberry, cassis, plum, licorice and spring flowers soar from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. It is medium to full-bodied, surprisingly opulent (it has a big percentage of Merlot), long, multi-dimensional and textured. This wonderfully pure, stunning wine once again performs as a first-growth. It should drink well for the next 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, June 2015
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastAromas of black tar, chocolate and berries lead to a wine that is so effortlessly delicious that it's easy to forget the power the Merlot gives it. The center is round, but dark, filled with sweetness; the outer layers are full of red jelly and toast. There are tannins, but they, too, are sweet.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorDark in color, with intense aromas of crushed berry, toasty oak and hints of raisin, turning to fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with a big, juicy, velvety texture and a long aftertaste of coffee, coconut and berry. This is powerful and muscular for Palmer. Best after 2012.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • st94

International Wine Cellar($290-$350) Good deep red-ruby. Deep, brooding aromas of blackberry, kirsch and chocolate mint, with a distinctly roasted, jammy character showing today. Compellingly sweet and explosive on the palate, with great fat to the flavors of plum, mulberry, coffee and mocha; like a cocktail of jammy fruits. This is downright massive, not to say decadent, for Palmer-at 14% alcohol the highest ever recorded here. A pure liquid confection.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2008