Chateau Palmer 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2014 Palmer builds on the promise that it showed in barrel. It is clearly a more understated and nuanced Palmer from winemaker Thomas Duroux this year, but a Margaux with exquisite delineation and precision, hints of blackberry, boysenberry and a touch of pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. It feels supple and lithe in the mouth. It will not have the depth and power of the subsequent 2015 Palmer, yet the flow is very sensual and the Merlot (45% of the blend) just lends it roundness and a caressing texture. What a beautiful Margaux and I bet it will be deceptively long-lived.
Country/Region: France, Margaux
Grape Variety: Merlot 45 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 49 %, Petit Verdot 6 %
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 94 /100