Chateau Palmer 1989, Margaux, France
PRESS: Vinous - 97 points. "The 1989 Palmer has vied with the 1983 as the highlight of the decade, so it is fascinating to revisit it at 30 years old. It has a wonderful bouquet of degraded red berry fruit, singed leather and hints of game and mint, beautifully defined and still so fresh, yet undeniably old-school in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and still brimming with vigor, delivering a fine bead of acidity and a touch of cracked black pepper. A very detailed, engaging finish urges you back for another sip. A brilliant Palmer, and judging from this showing, it has another two decades of pleasure to give. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château."
Producer: Chateau Palmer
Country Hierarchy: Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot)
Wine Style: Red - Medium Bodied
Alcohol Content: 12%