Palmer 1998


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Tasting Notes

A classic Margaux, the 1998 Palmer put on weight and fleshed out during its élevage in barrel. It displays a dense purple colour as well as a sumptuous bouquet of black fruits, licorice, melted asphalt, toast, and a touch of acacia flowerrs. Full-bodied with brilliant definition, this blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dollop of Petit Verdot, will age well for 20-25 years. It is one of the Médoc's, with a dollop of Petit Verdot, will age well for 20-25 years. It is one of the Médoc's, as well as the Margaux appellation's finest wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity 2005-2028.

Score: 91Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 90/93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

really like this wine. Dark chocolate, berry, mineral and mint aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety, rich tannins and a long, juicy finish. Gorgeous. Best after 2006.

Score: 90James Suckling, Wine Spectator, January 2001

40 % Merlot,55 % Cabernert Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot. Monsieur Mahler Besse tells us that the quality approaches that of the 1989 Vintage. At the moment
it is quite closed and firm. Deep colour. Needs time.
(FV15.5) (WS 85-89)

 Farr Vintners, June 1999

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