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1978 Palmer Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - Third Growth

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - Third Growth
Producer Notes

Although Palmer stands among ten Third Growth properties located in Margaux, its primary rival for best of appellation comes from the first growth estate Chateau Margaux. Palmer's original name was Chateau de Gascq, but was changed to its owner's namesake after its purchase by General Charles Palmer in 1814. The current owners are the... More »

Drink Dates
Comm: 1997-2006 VF: 1990-2006
1 for sale

Author Spike Ngai
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.463%
Tasted On 04/28/2009
Drink Dates 1997-2006


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Author Jason E
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Tasted On 02/15/2006

Opened at 7:30 PM. Decanted at 7:45 for 2 hours. Initially the wine of intense ruby red color delivers sweet spice, cedar, tobacco, cigar box and blackcurrant aromas, in a very complex manner. We almost thought that the wine had missed it's peak b/c of the aromas right out of the bottle. After 1 and half hour, the wine shows much stronger in mouth with blackcurrant liquor flavors, leather, tobacco and spices. Coffee aromas completes the range of aromas of the nose. Still well balanced, it drank very well for the next 2 and half hours. Brilliant!

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