Chateau Palmer Margaux Troisieme Cru – 2005

  • Ready 2016 - 2037
  •  95/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

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France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux


Chateau Palmer




Bordeaux Blend Red



Chateau Palmer


Chateau Palmer






Troisieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


WO score


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2022-2050

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Château Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralité shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that...

...impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is medium-bodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out. Tasted May 2015.

Tasted: 02/01/2016
Drink: 2016-2036
Author: Antonio Galloni

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/03/2010

Very deep, inky purple colour. Aromas of warm blackberries, dark chocolate, violets and black olive with nuances of vanilla, mace and graphite. The palate is medium to full bodied, concentrated and dense with medium to high acidity and very firm, fine tannins. Long finish.
Tasted: 23/02/2017
Drink: 2016-2034

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Area under vines: 66 hectares
Soils: Gravel and sand
Average age of the vines: 38 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

First wine: Chateau Palmer
Production: 120 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 45-60% new oak barrels for 24 months 
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 47%
  • Merlot 47%
  • Petit Verdot 6%

Second wine: Alter Ego

Ageing: 25% to 40% new oak barrels
Grape varieties:

  • Merlot 51%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
  • Petit Verdot 9%

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Chateau Palmer


Chateau Palmer, Lieu dit Issan, Margaux, Gironde, France

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