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LOT 363
CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 (1) WA 95
CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (1) WA 94
  • CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 (1) WA 95
CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (1) WA 94

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 (1)

Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

The 1999 is the greatest Palmer made since 1961, 1966, 1970, 1983, and 1989. It is one of the superstars of the vintage. The wine is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. It boasts a staggering bouquet of violets and other spring flowers intermixed with licorice, black currants, and subtle wood. Only 50% of the production made it into the grand vin. This is a multidimensional, compelling effort with both power and elegance, it offers sweet tannin along with flavors that caress the palate, and a 45-second finish. This is terrific stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025. WA 95

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (1)

Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé
scraped label

A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94

2 bts.    per lot $600 - $800

Realised: $738
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 94, 95
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1999, 2002