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Château Palmer 2012

Château Palmer 2012
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2012 Margaux Troisieme Cru Classe

The 2012 Chateau Palmer is 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. The rich and vigorous Merlot is reminiscent of the exceptional vintages of the end of the past decade. The Cabernets Sauvignons are as neat and precise as the 2008 vintage. This unusual combination brings forth the harmony between thick, delicate, and subtle characters of Chateau Palmer wines. The 2012 Chateau Palmer should peak between 2022 and 2040.
Parker : 96 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Château Palmer is one of the vintage's superstars. Opaque purple, with a gorgeous nose of blueberry, blackberry fruit, licorice, incense and graphite, the wine has a multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like richness, stunningly well-integrated acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol, a finish of close to 45 seconds and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This is a great wine from Margaux in 2012 and one of the vintage's most remarkable efforts. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040+. The final blend was 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
97

R. Gabriel
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
94

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Château Palmer

Classification
3e cru classe

Parker
96

Allergens
Contains sulphites