chateau palmer 3eme cru classe, margaux 2020
DECANTER
97
WINE ENTHUSIAST
99

2020 chateau palmer 3eme cru classe, margaux

Why We're Buying

Most châteaux produce a grand vin and a second wine. Not Château Palmer. It has two labels, one named after the winery and another called Alter Ego de Palmer. While the red wines use the same terroir, they require different winemaking techniques and proportions. This ingenuity is a testament to the creativity and quality that has made Château Palmer a staple of Margaux.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
97

Decanter

Vivid colours, and the aromatics grab hold straight away. This is intense and concentrated, elegant, balanced and classical, all about the texture which is velvety and seductive with softly-grained tannins. Moves oh so slowly through the palate with dozens of layers to get hold of. The overall feel is precise, slow and seductive, with appellation and estate signature at every turn. Sappy, hawthorn freshness, rosemary, redcurrant, tobacco, cigar box and dark chocolate shavings on the finish.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
99

Wine Enthusiast

This wine's floral perfume is matched by generous tannins that surprise by their strength. The fruit flavors offer a mix of black and red berries. They are finely structured and concentrated, balanced by tightly woven acidity. Made from organic and biodynamic grapes.