Tasting Notes Palmer 2007
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.
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.