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Chateau Palmer Margaux 1998 750ml

Chateau Palmer Margaux 1998

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Margaux
Brand Chateau Palmer
Alcohol/vol 14%
The colour is just starting to show a few brick-red highlights. The bouquet is developing increasing complexity, featuring a blend of fruit and spices, with a few floral notes, as well as hints of cedar, tobacco, and coffee. 1998 Palmer is powerful yet elegant on the palate, with an underlying tannic structure that initially seems quite austere but becomes silkier as time goes on. This is a very lovely wine with a great future.
Wine Advocate
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A virile, muscular effort for this estate, the 2001 Palmer (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a saturated purple color to the rim. Although closed and backward, it is surprisingly powerful, layered, and formidably endowed, revealing hints of charcoal, black fruits, earth, and underbrush. There is a lot going on in this offering, but it needs 5-7 years of cellaring to resolve its high tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.

June 2004
Wine Spectator
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I really like this wine. Dark chocolate, berry, mineral and mint aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety, rich tannins and a long, juicy finish. Gorgeous. Best after 2006.

January 31, 2001

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