Palmer

1982 Palmer Palmer

  • Classification:
    3rd growth
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Margaux
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • Packaging:
    Loose
€281
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Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 92 (2016 May)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the magnum of 1982 Château Palmer is one of the best examples that I have tasted, even if it is no match for the 1983. It is a little curmudgeonly at first, perhaps slightly pinched, but it unfolds nicely and reveals quite mineral-rich, soy-tinged black fruit interlaced with graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin lending this backbone. It is missing some weight towards the finish, but as it opens in the glass, it reveals hidden facets such as tobacco and tertiary notes, allied with poise and finesse. Granted, it falls short of what could have been given the benevolent vintage and quality of its peers, however this magnum suggests that in larger formats might be worth seeking out. Tasted May 2015.