Chateau Palmer 2005
The fruit is so opulent that the richness in the nose is answered by opulence in the mouth,structured by sumptuous tannins allied to sovereign freshness. The wine has imperious presence and is already glistening. Velvety and suave, the length lingers forever.
The vintage is wholly contained in this Palmer that epitomizes Palmer at its best: breed, balance and elegance.
Conceivable peak: 2015-2050.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Charles Palmer devoted a great deal of time, energy, and money to developing his property. The Major General lived mainly in England, and so the estate was managed by his authorized representative, Mr Grey, who helped to increase the wine's reputation among wealthy connoisseurs.
In June 1853, the brothers Isaac and Emile Péreire, famous bankers and rivals of the Rothschilds, bought Palmer and began investing in the estate immediately. However, there was not enough time to bring Chateau Palmer up to first growth status in time for the famous 1855 classification. It was thus ranked a Third Growth, although it is widely recognized as among the greatest wines of Bordeaux.
Several families of Bordeaux, English, and Dutch extraction all involved in the wine trade, united to buy Palmer in 1938 and have worked hard to give the estate its present reputation. These families have always given priority to quality, despite the financial risk this entailed. They have unfailingly applied the principles that have made the great wines of Bordeaux so successful: authenticity, quality, and permanence.