2012 Château Palmer, Cru Classé Margaux (2022 Ex-Château Release)

2012 Château Palmer, Cru Classé Margaux (2022 Ex-Château Release)

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Critic score
96.5/100 info
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£311.08
Case, 6 Bottles
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£1,866.48

Wine details

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    48% Merlot
    46% Cabernet Sauvignon
    6% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2042info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

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.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate, Issue #218 (April 2015)
96/100

This is mind-blowing with complex and superb aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants and raspberries. Full-bodied, yet polished and velvety with lots of tension and intensity. Layers of fruit and character. Finishes with pure fruit, hazelnuts and minerals. About 20 hectares of 55 hectares were from biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2022. Stunning.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (February 2015)
97/100

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