By Chateau Palmer
2007 Palmer from Chateau Palmer, Margaux, Bordeaux
In the vast tapestry of Bordeaux, certain vintages rise to the occasion with a unique story to tell. The 2007 Palmer from Chateau Palmer narrates a tale of a challenging year that, under capable hands, translated into an exemplar of elegance and balance. Margaux itself blessed by an almost divine geology and climate, cradles its offspring with care even in years that test the mettle of winemakers.
Defining the Vintage: A Crucible of Winemaking Virtuosity
The 2007 vintage in Bordeaux was not without its climatic pitfalls; a tepid summer beckoned much anxiety. Yet, it was the meticulous labour at Chateau Palmer that ensured their offering swirled with potential. Guided by precision viticulture and timely harvests around rains, the 2007 Palmer emerged as a testament to skilled intervention in nature's course.
Intelligent Investing: Prowess in Every Sip
An astute wine investor recognises both strength and subtlety. The 2007 Palmer articulates this duality—a medley ripe for investment. It speaks to those with a discerning palate and those who appreciate the alchemy of time moulding a liquid gem. Its aromatic bouquet—dark cherries entwined with hints of violets—is supported by a structured, yet sinuous tannic embrace on the palate. Subsequent sips reveal layers akin to an expressionist painting: textured, complex, unfolding with each encounter.
Connoisseur's Summary: A Sophisticated Investment Selection
The 2007 Palmer from Chateau Palmer is one of quiet confidence; it stands as a polished example of what can shine through when climatic adversity is approached with expertise and resilience. For investors seeking depth beyond the typical excitement of more celebrated vintages, this 2007 offers an insightful addition to one's portfolio. The layers and nuances presented in this wine ensure it resonates as an intelligent acquisition for those looking to diversify with sophistication and poise.
A treasure awaiting in repose, nestled within the right cellar conditions, the 2007 Palmer affirms its standing as one of Margaux's unique articulations. Its embrace will only grow more profound with time, potentially yielding significant returns—both sensorially and financially—as it matures elegantly into its destined complexity.
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Scores and tasting notes
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Palmer 2007 has a very fine bouquet with macerated dark cherries, loganberry, cedar and a touch of graphite. Very good definition and lift. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, some lovely ripe Merlot lending corpulence and lushness, though without compromising structure. The breeding is evident here and it represents one of the finest wines of the appellation this year. Bravo Thomas. Tasted January 2011.
Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle and caressing but with a powerful, almost heady finish. If you are looking for an extravagant wine this vintage, then Palmer is the place to come, though maybe it has just dispensed a little of its luster since I last tasted it. Tasted February 2017.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017
A blend of 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Petit Verdot, the 2007 Palmer possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as attractive smoky charcoal, blackberry, and plum aromas, good purity, excellent texture, and a soft, fleshy mouthfeel. It should drink well for 10-12 years.
Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188 April 2010