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Château Palmer 2006

Château Palmer 2006
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Château Palmer 2006: a Margaux with extremely smooth tannins

Château Palmer is a 3rd Classified Growth produced in the Margaux appellation. The 66-hectare vineyard grows on gravel ridges. Ageing is done in oak barrels between 18 to 21 months on average. The Château Palmer 2006 is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Merlot.

The 2006 vintage at Château Palmer was noted for its complex weather conditions that consisted of both drought and rain. However, the truly exceptional terroir provided good conditions for the estate to fully express its style.

At tasting, the Château Palmer 2006 presents a bright red colour with slightly evolved garnet reflections. The nose reveals fragrances of red fruit (currant) before offering spicy, oaky and herbal notes. On the palate, the tannins are extremely smooth. This distinguished Château Palmer 2006 is perfectly ready to be enjoyed now or it can be cellared until 2040.

Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
18

Revue du Vin de France
17,5

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Château Palmer

Classification
3e cru classe

Parker
94

Allergens
Contains sulphites

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