2004 - Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Palmer
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Drinking
2012 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2004 CH PALMER 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Palmer
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Drinking
2012 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £2,912.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2005,
    Score: -

    Ch Palmer seems to be getting itself back together after a few years in the doldrums. This 2004 is excellent, very Margaux, very fine. It is a wine of great sophistication and grace with delicious cherry and currant fruit and a polished, modern structure. Described by Jancis Robinson as " a great success", and by James Suckling as " very good indeed", it is great to see this famous Chateau back on cracking form. Drink 2012-2025

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, June 2007,
    Score: 94

    This stunning wine is one of the vintage's great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux hasfashioned a modern day version of Palmer's brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of powerand elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2006,
    Score: 94-96

    One of the stars of the vintage, the 2004 Palmer, a blend of 47% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot, is a significantly richer, fuller-bodied, and potentially more complex wine than the 2003, 2002, and 2001. The 2004's dense blue/purple color is followed by an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers, charcoal, creme de cassis, and grilled meats. This powerful, heady, full-bodied effort may turn out to be a modern day version of Palmer's brilliant 1966. Itrequires 5-7 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 2-3 decades. Bravo! Drink 2011-2036

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 90-93

    A significant improvement over the 2003, Palmer's 2004 (47% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7%Petit Verdot), which was harvested between September 27 and October 12, possesses a high level of tannin. Only about one-third of the crop made it into this dense ruby/purple-colored effort. Notes of licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and grilled meats are found in this pure, rich, fat Margaux. Classically structured, medium-bodied, long, and firmly tannic, it should be at its peak between 2010-2025.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
    Score: 18.5

    Exceptionally good – energetic and very Margaux. Very dark crimson. Really quite rich on the nose. Much more buried than Alter Ego of course, but with some intriguing high notes. Lovely fresh, intense palate entry – all wonderfully integrated and vivacious. Very smart and Margaux – nothing too sweet or ripe but beautifully integrated. Great success! Real structure but with polish too. Lovely wine. Classic assemblage. New manager Thomas Duroux arrived in July – a good start. Lovely finesse. not so very different from Ch Margaux this year… Drink 2013-2027

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Producer

Château Palmer

Château Palmer has many followers. Indeed in certain vintages it even rivals Château Margaux itself. Its 1961 was one of the most compelling wines of the vintage outperforming most first growths. Many deem this château far more noble than its original classified third growth status which can be confirmed by its price.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.