Friday 14 November 2014

2000 Château Palmer

Being on conference, I glance through their wine list, and lo and behold, this bottle jumps out of the page. And only 100 Euro! I´ll take one!

2000 Château Palmer
It needed some time in a decanter to really show of, but then - oh boy! A deep, decadent nose with lovely notes of sweet blueberries, plums, graphite, expensive tobacco and a hint of animal fur. Complex and very, very fine. Starting to mature ever so slithtly.
The taste is velvety yet with a firm backbone, with notes of black currants, plums, pencil shavings and tobacco. The tannins are perfectly integrated but leave a mark at the end of the long finish. Still needs 3-5 years. Great wine!
94p   (tasted 2014/11)


  1. Do you think Palmer is often a better wine and price than C. Margaux ?

    Also what do you mean when you say;
    Double blind....or double decant ?

    1. Hello, thanks for the comment! Well, Palmer vs Margaux regarding your question - sometimes and sometimes not.
      1982 & 83 & 85 - Margaux better
      1989 - Palmer better
      1964 - Palmer better
      For more recent vintages I don't know - the price of Bordeaux has got silly and I don't drink it as much as I used too.

      Double blind = when you don't know which wine you are tasting, compared to single blind when you know which wines are in the line up but not in which order.
      Double decant = to decant a bottle of wine to get rid of sediment and to let it breathe, and then pour it back into the bottle (if you are taking it to a restaturant or a friends house)