Chateau Palmer   Palmer

2014 Palmer

By Chateau Palmer

2014 Palmer from Chateau Palmer, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2014 vintage in the Margaux appellation brought forth a year marked by trials and triumphs, with an Indian summer saving what could have been a vintage easily marred by mediocre expectations. Fortunately, for the astute team at Chateau Palmer, the struggles of early 2014 culminated in a blossoming reprieve, as their diligent viticultural practices ensured the vines reached optimal maturity.

 

A Testament to Resilience

The harvest commenced under October's benevolence, resulting in grapes that boasted rich phenolic complexity, vital for the refined tannins and aromatic intricacy Chateau Palmer is renowned for. The 2014 Palmer reveals a tapestry of precision and depth, a result of the estate's commitment to biodynamic principles even under the testing conditions early in the year. The wine unfolds with poise and balance, displaying a spectrum of blackcurrant and plum enveloped by nuanced tendrils of spice – an homage to the unique terroir of Margaux.

 

Investment Potential of a Stellar Vintage

For investors looking to add to their portfolios, the 2014 Palmer from Chateau Palmer presents an alluring proposition. Its intrepid character speaks to the wine’s longevity; it is without question a bottle that will continue to intrigue as it matures. This vintage stands as a resilient player among its peers – a testament to the pedigree that comes with the Margaux designation.

Delving deeper into this vintage, one uncovers layers of chocolate and tobacco that meld seamlessly with refined oak influences, maintaining Chateau Palmer's signature elegance amidst remarkable structure. The wine wields both power and finesse, ensuring its place on the stage of outstanding Bordeaux vintages destined for longevity.

In conclusion, this harmonious blend professes sophistication and endurance – virtues keenly sought by wine enthusiasts and investors alike. Amid volatility and uncertainty, the 2014 Palmer proves itself not just as a paragon of Margaux charm but also as a judicious investment for collectors pondering the inclusion of Bordeaux's resplendent offerings from this standout year.

Current market price

HK$20,480.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

142.67

Scores and tasting notes

95

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

93-95

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

94-95

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

93-96

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

94

The 2014 Palmer builds on the promise that it showed in barrel. It is clearly a more understated and nuanced Palmer from winemaker Thomas Duroux this year, but a Margaux with exquisite delineation and precision, hints of blackberry, boysenberry and a touch of pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. It feels supple and lithe in the mouth. It will not have the depth and power of the subsequent 2015 Palmer, yet the "flow" is very sensual and the Merlot (45% of the blend) just lends it roundness and a caressing texture. What a beautiful Margaux and I bet it will be deceptively long-lived.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

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