The fruit is so opulent that the richness in the nose is answered by opulence in the mouth,structured by sumptuous tannins allied to sovereign freshness. The wine has imperious presence and is already glistening. Velvety and suave, the length lingers forever.
The vintage is wholly contained in this Palmer that epitomizes Palmer at its best: breed, balance and elegance.
Conceivable peak: 2015-2050.
WA98 Wine Advocate
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.