Palmer 1985

RegionBordeaux
SubregionMargaux
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Score: 88Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Greatness in subtlety. Clearly focused black cherry and vanilla character. It's full-bodied with medium tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Drink now

Score: 91James Suckling, Wine Spectator, October 1994

Deep brick-rimmed garnet. Bright and healthy. Plenty of leather and old furniture and undergrowth but still has a fine floral note - a violet fragrance - as well as the headiness of dark fruit in alcohol. An attractive note of dusty stones. Light lavender. Very perfumed. Touch of mint and cigar box and liquorice. Complex and fresh. On the palate, mouthwatering freshness, completely dissolved tannins and scented on the mid palate. Fine and long and really mouthwatering, Opens up to more capsicum on the nose and tobacco. Lots more liquorice on the finish. Going back at the end of the evening: meaty and gamey with aromas of truffles but in no way falling apart. Silky and fresh and lots of liquorice. Drink 1995 - 2015. Date tasted 14th Sept 09.

Score: 17.5Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2009

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