|Score: 95||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
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.
|Score: 95||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
|Score: 92/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
|Score: 90/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000|
licorice, berry and mineral character in this red. Full bodied, with super, well integrated tannins and a long finish. Only now giving a fraction of what it has to offer. A harmonious palmer. Best after 2005. 91 points
| ||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002|
|Score: 88/90||James Suckling, Wine Spectator|
|Score: 92/94||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000|
A very impressive Palmer. 46% Merlot this year. Deep colour, rich, spicy nose with lots of creamy fruit on the palate. Very velvety. Philippe Delfaut reveals that it is the first unchaptalised vintage since the legendary 1961.
|Score: 16.5||Farr Vintners, June 2000|