2022 Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2028 - 2052
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2028 - 2052
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £1,788.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    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 tobacco in the background. Complex and expressive. The palate is structured, with the tannic backbone, that winemaker Thomas Duroux talked about, lending this Palmer a sense of verticality. Hints of black pepper emerge with time, multi-layered, a powerful Margaux and yet the IPT is actually lower than elsewhere (76). Quite linear on the tobacco-infused finish, which is just quintessential Palmer. Do reserve a bin in your cellar for this and let it gather dust for at least a decade. 14.4% alcohol. Drink 2035-2080

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 95-97

    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 up aromas of blackberries, burning embers, violets, iris and sweet soil tones, followed by a full-bodied, broad and expansive palate, its velvety attack segueing into a rich and layered core. Supple, seamless and concentrated, it checks in at 14.4% alcohol and a rather high pH of 3.79.

  • Decanter, April 2023, Score: 97

    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 mint spice. The expression is exceptionally delineated with focus and push from start to finish. Quite bold and charged, but I love the succulence, the perfumed fruit, chalky sensation and overall sense of confidence. In high definition in terms of sharpness and tang to the fruit. A big wine but delivered with poise. 3.79pH. 13% press wine. Harvest took one month from 7 September to 5 October. 70% grand vin, 30% Alter Ego.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    The 2022 Palmer is a wine of sublime beauty and refinement. Silky, caressing and super-expressive, the 2022 is also one of the most surprising wines of the year in that it does not show the drought or heat of the growing season at all either in its flavor profile or feel. Succulent black cherry, plum, leather, licorice, spice and dried herbs lend notable complexity throughout. The 2022 starts off rather slow, and then really explodes on the back end. It is a magnificent wine in every way. Drink 2030-2052.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 97-99

    There is no doubt that 2022 Palmer is destined for the roll call of the Chateau’s great vintages. This is a cracker; quite frankly there is nothing not to love about this stunning wine. A perfume of blueberry, damson is underpinned by fresh summer red berries. A wine of sublime depth, the sense of power is hidden by the wine’s juicy succulence, like liquid heaven. The tannins are fine and lacelike, flowing through from start to finish. The epitome of what we expect Margaux to be: graceful and exuberant, and yet with refined power.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 98-99

    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 weightless. It opens beautifully. The tannins go on and on with wonderful presence. Salty undertones.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 96

    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 iris. This is serious, structured, with everything turned up pretty high, giving the imprint of the vintage in its black pepper, rosemary, turmeric, mandarin peel and clove. 3.79ph, harvest September 7 right through to October 5. Blend done by December, yield 23hl/h. Ageing sees the first year in barrel, then second year in larger sized oak casks to minimise oak impact, something that will be particularly important in a year with these unusually high alcohols.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 97-99

    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 yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, its mammoth-sized personality offers layers of blue and black fruits, notes of melted chocolate, crushed stone, and spring flowers, building, velvety tannins, and a great, great finish. While many estates commented that they extracted less in the vintage, Palmer went in a different direction and extracted more during the vinifications to provide a solid backbone to match the concentration and power of the vintage. It appears to have worked brilliantly, and hats off to Thomas Duroux for having the confidence to go his own path. He has produced a truly Grand Vin in 2022. The alcohol here is a normal 14.4%, and the pH is a healthy 3.79.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 96-98+

    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, lavender, star anise, and cloves, leading to a profound core of Morello cherries, fresh, juicy blackberries, and blackcurrant cordial. The full-bodied palate is stacked with layer upon layer of black, blue, and red fruits, supported by a skyscraper structure of very firm, very ripe, grainy tannins and superb tension, finishing with epic length and depth. This is a monumental achievement. pH 3.79

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 19.5+

    Darker, stormier, more action-packed and thunderous than any Palmer I have tasted En Primeur, this wine relentlessly rolls across the palate in search of taste buds to surprise. This is such a beautiful Palmer with its elite fruit flavours, precision build and refinement, yet there is a restlessness here that signifies more to come. There is tension, controlled anger and taut musculature under the surface, yet it presents an overriding sense of serenity. I asked winemaker Thomas Duroux how this wine has come to pack in so much flavour and gravitas while at the same time being so refreshing and chiselled. His answer said it all, ‘I don’t know where it has come from’. Thomas trusts in his vines and his slavish viticulture practices, but there were no human interventions here that can account for the sheer scale of complexity and completeness exhibited by this wine.

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.