Chateau Palmer 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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James Suckling
SKU
PALM202110 UCAU
$735.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$735.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
2021 was not an especially warm vintage compared to preceding vintages, but delivered overall fresh and elegant wines of high quality. In keeping with their house style, Chateau Palmer 2021 has a perfurmed nose, full of generous fruit such as blackberries and raspberries, licorice, crushed violet and lavender. The body is full and concentrated framed by velvety tannins. With complex and rich flavours of ripe plum, black, blue and red berries, cedar and baking spice, this wine is a stunning example of the elegant and complete wines of Margaux.
2021 was not an especially warm vintage compared to preceding vintages, but delivered overall fresh and elegant wines of high quality. In keeping with their house style, Chateau Palmer 2021 has a perfurmed nose, full of generous fruit such as blackberries and raspberries, licorice, crushed violet and lavender. The body is full and concentrated framed by velvety tannins. With complex and rich flavours of ripe plum, black, blue and red berries, cedar and baking spice, this wine is a stunning example of the elegant and complete wines of Margaux.

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

Robert Parker

The late-ripening, low-yielding vintage has delivered a beautifully balanced wine of striking intensity in the 2021 Palmer. Unwinding in the glass with complex aromas of blackberries, exotic spices, licorice, violets and burning embers, it's full-bodied, layered and enveloping, with a deep, concentrated core of fruit, ripe tannins and lively acids, concluding with a long, expansive finish. If recent vintages of Palmer have set new records in their power and richness, the 2021 marks a return to the classical proportions of the 1990s—with all the additional concentration and precision that Thomas Douroux's pioneering viticulture and thoughtful winemaking have brought to the equation at this address in the interim. The grand vin is a blend of 56% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, picked between September 24 and October 15. Tasted twice.

17+ / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Less exuberance but Palmer identity intact, the old-vine Merlot to the fore. Dense and full with a generosity of fruit. Silky texture on attack, the tannins present but controlled. Slightly dry finish with a bit of chew. Should improve further with élevage. (JL)

97 / 100

James Suckling

There’s brightness and clarity to this young wine, with blackcurrants, violets, lavender and blackberries. Medium body with a sold core of fruit and a long, fresh finish. Fine tannins. Bright acidity. 56% merlot, 3% petit verdot and 41% cabernet sauvignon. From biodynamically grown grapes.