We must admit that we are one of those Bordeaux lovers who are simply sold by the classy and posh Château Palmer label. Palmer's prices being high/premium also adds to its desire because many consumers aspire to taste Palmer (without doubt the BEST 3rd Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification) one day. In price and quality, it sits alongside any top 2nd Growth like the three Leovilles, Ducru Beaucaillou and Cos Estournel.
Palmer is from Margaux AOC. Some say, Margaux AOC produces the most elegant Bordeaux wines. This is due to the fact that most Margaux AOC producers tend to use more Merlot in the blend compared to other Left Bank producers.
2010 was an exceptional vintage. This will be a a special bottle to grace your cellar and stay there till 2030 to 2040. We are sure that you can imagine opening this bottle from 2030 for a special occasion....Of course, it makes a great gift for special friends too.
Below are the notes from famous reviewers:
'Superb richness and already showing a velvety texture, wonderful freshness and flavours that keep on growing, a magnificent Palmer. Drink 2020-50.' Rated 19/5/20 pts by Steven Spurrier (Decanter) in 2011.
'Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Palmer rolls out of the glass with warm cassis, baked plums and boysenberries scents plus hints of candied violets, star anise and dried bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is generously fruited, with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long.' Wine Advocate 96+/100 pts. Rated in 2010.
'54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. Very dark purple. Amazingly sweet and luscious on the nose. Incredibly sweet and distinctive - pure pleasure at first. Very round and luscious and has massive polish. Incredibly open at this stage - will it close up, I wonder? But underneath, a great stew of tannins lurk..! Great freshness but no leafiness. This is already carrying the Palmer hallmark in spades and its only on the finish that one sees the strong vintage character. Nothing excessive. pH 3.65. 14.5%' Jancis Robinson 18/20. Rated in 2011.