Chateau Palmer   Palmer

2006 Palmer

By Chateau Palmer

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Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a very ripe, blackberry, savoury, almost Pomerol-like bouquet with good definition. There is certainly attractive Merlot here that offers gamey, wet sand and earthy aromas. The palate is full-bodied with lovely, saturated tannins, good acidity, firm backbone here underlying those layers of oak-saturated black fruits. Nice poise on the finish with great delineation. Cassis, blueberry and plum towards the caressing, sensuous and yet precise finish. Lovely. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2010


Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Palmer was wonderful out of barrel ten years ago and now in bottle, it fulfills its promise with a stunning, precise bouquet of maraschino, iodine, cassis and tobacco scents that seem a few years younger than its Margaux peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that cloak its sweet core of cassis and blackcurrant fruit. However, what is so striking is the fineness of the tannin and just how well that oak is subsumed into the fabric of the wine. This is a long-term proposition: a great Margaux from Thomas Duroux. Tasted January 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 May 2016


The dense ruby/purple-hued 2006 Palmer reveals sweet aromas of melted licorice, underbrush, toast, plums, and black cherries. Outstanding density, a medium to full-bodied style, and a personality that recalls 1996, this blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot possesses moderately high tannins as well as plenty of aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009

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