Chateau Palmer Margaux 2016 (750 ml)

  • WE: 100
  • JD: 100
  • JS: 98
  • RP: 98

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Chateau Palmer Margaux 2016

Château Palmer Margaux 2016 presents a symphony of aromas and flavors, showcasing its exceptional craftsmanship. On the nose, it offers a rich bouquet of dark fruits, such as blackcurrants and ripe plums, intertwined with floral hints of violet and subtle undertones of graphite and tobacco. The palate is both opulent and precise, with layers of blackberries, cassis, and dark cherries melding seamlessly with notes of licorice, espresso, and a touch of cedar. Its velvety tannins provide a firm structure, balanced by vibrant acidity that lends freshness to the wine. The finish is long and elegant, leaving a lingering impression of minerality and spice, indicative of its Margaux terroir.

Critic Ratings

Wine Enthusiast Review - Rated 100:
Powerful tannins and hugely rich fruit balance together in this superb wine. The velvet texture belies the power behind the concentrated, ripe black-fruit flavor, with vibrant acidity giving ample lift. The wine’s structure will ensure aging for many years. Drink from 2024.

Jeb Dunnuck Review - Rated 100:
The finest vintage I’ve ever tasted from this estate, surpassing the 2009 and 2010, the 2016 Château Palmer is a blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 65% new French oak. This magical effort reveals a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, and spring flowers, and it develops beautifully with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic. It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century.

James Suckling Review - Rated 98:
Such attractive fruit and alluring ripeness that it draws you in from the get-go. The discreet power here is delivered with a very astute touch. Assorted dark-berry aromas, as well as red plums, abound on the nose. The richness and depth in the mouth is stunning. The tannins are super polished and layered and they draw pristine dark fruit flavors deep into the finish in effortless mode. This is a star of the vintage. A blend of 47 per cent merlot, 47 per cent cabernet sauvignon and six per cent petit verdot. Try from 2024.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 98:
The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Opaque garnet-purple colored, it slowly glides out of the glass with compelling notes of blueberry compote, warm cassis and kirsch with emerging hints of violets, cigar box, black tea, sandalwood and Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, wonderfully rich, concentrated and packed with latent energy, the palate literally grows in the mouth, revealing layer upon layer of black, blue and red fruits and tons of floral sparks, framed by super ripe, incredibly fine-grained tannins and finishing with epic length. It’s a wine that makes you wanna drape yourself languidly over a chaise lounge, glass of Palmer in hand, sighing with deep satisfaction, “This is so wonderfully Palmer.”

Winery Chateau Palmer
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Year 2016
Grape Varietal Bordeaux Red Blend
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

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