Chateau Palmer   Palmer

1997 Palmer

By Chateau Palmer

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Tasted three of four times. In February 2004: slight again on the rim. The nose seems to have aged with meaty, leathery notes and hot bricks. The palate has good depth, wild strawberry and saddle leather. The finish is a bit weaker than I remembered but still a good Palmer 1997.

Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal


A seductive style of Palmer, the 1997 will have many admirers (assuming they can afford it). It boasts a dark ruby/plum/purple color in addition to a seductive bouquet of sweet berry fruit, and an elegant, medium-bodied, fruit-driven, easy-going, fleshy personality. While there is little weight and density, the wine's harmony is excellent. Drink it over the next 8-9 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 20 April 2000

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