1998 Palmer

- 750 ml
94
VM
Availability: In Stock
$269.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
11861-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 1998 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. It is a wine that I have tasted three or four time though not since 2011. Thomas Duroux did not make this wine since he debuted in 2004, although he mentioned that it is one of his favourite vintages of this decade. I would agree. It has developed a very charming bouquet that is equidistant between primary and secondary aromas: blackberry, raspberry, cedar, crushed violet, leather and clove all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity and satisfying red fruit laced with black tea, clove, white pepper and just a hint of hung game. There is more freshness here than many of its peers and it just articulates Palmer with more clarity than other vintages during this era. At 20 years this Palmer has really blossomed. Tasted at the château.

Vinous Media | 94 VM
One of the finest Medocs of an uninspiring vintage for this appellation, Palmer's 1998 (52% of the harvest was included in the final blend) includes 50% Merlot (the most favored varietal in this vintage). Exhibiting a dense saturated ruby/purple color, floral, licorice, sweet black fruit-scented nose, medium to full body, velvety texture, and copious glycerin and extract, this is a beauty. Moreover, it should be drinkable early, and has managed to avoid the harsh tannin and hollowness that plague many 1998 Medocs. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 93 RP
Mushroom, spice, earth and berry character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and meaty, berry and cèpe flavors. Tannins are still a little angular. Give it a little time.--'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010.

Wine Spectator | 90 WS

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 1998
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Palmer: With a history as rich as the seductive flavors of their wines, Chateau Palmer is an amazing winery in the sub-region of Margaux. If you're looking to explore otherworldly cultural landscapes and satisfy your craving for some of Bordeaux's finest reds, Chateau Palmer is a great place to start looking for clues. Their wines are as approachable as they are awe-inspiring. The first thing most connoisseurs notice about Chateau Palmer's wines is the almost impossible level of freshness the fruit boasts. It's like plucking a perfectly ripe, delicious grape and eating it on the spot, and the richness and depth of these flavor profiles will keep you coming back for more every single time. The wines tease your heart like a playful lover, and their textures are as smooth as the finest silk.
Rating 94 VM
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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