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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Palmer

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Margaux

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Petit Verdot

Château Palmer, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 1985

12x75cl £2,726.78

1 case

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Tasting Note:

"Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1985 Château Palmer was clearly a favourite amongst the participants in the tasting, although here I actually concur with Robert Parker - it's a pleasant Margaux, but not the most complex wine of the vintage. You get the feeling that it doesn't fire on all cylinders. It has an appealing bacon fact and savory bouquet - a little smudged, but full of charm. The palate is fleshy on the entry, perhaps here with a touch of brettanomyces, the acidity nicely judged with expressive Merlot defining the finish. It does not "take off" as the greatest 1985s are wont to do, yet you would contentedly polish off a bottle, seduced by its easy-going nature."

90/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016

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