Red

2006 Château Palmer

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • mkribar Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 2, 2019 - Grand Bordeaux tasting at K&L: This smells pretty much like a complete wine. Soft tawny fruit on the nose. Bay leaf. Nutty. Fig. Rhubarb. Strawberry. Cherry.

    On the palate, the tannin is soft, but definitely still there. Medium plus acid. Red fruit. Pomegranate. More pencil lead. Herb. Leather. Pipe tobacco. This is definitely leaner than the 09, but it also tastes more like a classic Bordeaux. This was the surprise of the whole tasting, it tastes like a really complete wine, and it's the only wine that actually tasted completely ready to go.

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 2, 2019 - The nose reveals, slightly stewed to cooked fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and bright cherries. Steeped tea, limestone, licorice, dry crushed rocks, cedar, dry tobacco, soft, used leather, dry crushed rocks, dry stones, underbrush, dry stems, dry top soil, understated baking spices, light graphite, dry herbs, light, dark spice and withering red & dark florals.

    The body is lean, not quite full. The structure, tension, length and and balance are just ok to good and reveal the shortcomings of the 06 vintage. slightly stewed to cooked fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and bright cherries. Steeped tea, limestone, licorice, dry crushed rocks, cedar, dry tobacco, soft, used leather, dry crushed rocks, dry stones, underbrush, dry stems, dry top soil, understated baking spices, some v/a or bandaid, light graphite, dry herbs, light, dark spice with some heat across the palate and withering red & dark florals. The finish is nice and elegant but, lack the fullness and beauty of most really good vintage Palmer’s. It finishes with nice persistent dark spice on the long set.

  • vinhonotte Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 27, 2019 - Praelum - Les Alcooliques (Praelum Wine Bistro): Nice softness and fleshiness, yet at the same time intense, with blackberry, cassis, liquorice and grass. Tannins still mostly present to provide some structure, but it’s mostly a nice elegance. This bottle is interestingly showing up far better than a similar one I had a a pretty recent tasting...

  • Francois Le Mouel Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 11, 2019 - My least favourite Palmer compared to the 2009, 2005, 1961 (all tasted the same night). Seemed a bit diluted vs the other vintages with a lack of focus on the nose...almost like a “draft” of the other vintages. Still a very good wine, but I feel this should be enjoyed rather quickly instead of hoping for any improvement.

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  • vinhonotte wrote: 88 points

    June 1, 2019 - Vintage Club - Bordeaux 2018 En-Primeur and Gala Dinner (Andaz Hotel): Very big fruity nose, and grassy as well. But on the palate, the blackberry fruit seem to be unripe, and yeasty and grassy. Felt that the palate underdelivered against such a good nose...

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  • By John Gilman
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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Palmer (Margaux)) A very fine nose here, very defined and linear, with a suggestion of crunch to the fruit that lifts the nose away very nicely, together with a sweet and smoky edge. The palate is very well honed, defined, structured, with a gentle substance just showing a little soft focus at the very edges but otherwise very nicely delineated, with a perfumed violet and rose-petal character, good straight tannins and fresh acidity. This is very impressive, and is already showing an emerging definition that will provide much pleasure for many years. Just fine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 088156010951, 3394150025066, 3432780012534, 400005662812

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,775 (84%)
  • Consumed 321 (15%)

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Cheese (Hard), Lamb, Poultry, Red Meat

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