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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2005 1.5L
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2005

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1.5L
$1,100.00
Save $301.12 (27%)
$798.88

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Tasting this truly outstanding wine instinctively reminds us of the euphoria we felt at vintage time, in September 2005. The colour is very deep, almost black. The nose is incredibly complex, with overtones of blackberry, black cherry, Asian spice, sandalwood, iris, and smoky nuances. With aeration, these various aromas combine in perfect harmony. None dominates, and all contribute to great aromatic complexity. 2005 Château Palmer has tremendous, perhaps unprecedented richness on the palate. The tannin is astonishingly powerful, but manages to retain the estate's trademark velvetiness. While smooth, the texture is magnificently fine-grained. The aftertaste is so long, and so fine, that this is unquestionably one of the most beautiful wines we have ever made. Who knows when this monumental Palmer will reach its peak?
Wine Advocate
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Its 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
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

Aromas 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
Wine Spectator
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Dark 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
International Wine Cellar
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($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