Red

2006 Château Palmer

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2018 - 2032 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • 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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  • DennisLim83 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...

  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 1, 2019 - Drank from magnum: Black fruits, earth, incense and smokey bouquet. Intriguing. Palate of black fruits, dark cherries, gravel and granite, with a tinge of tobacco and tea leaves. Long menthol finish, with eucalyptus aftertaste. Balanced and rounded. Enjoyed this thoroughly and was probably the WOTN for me. Open now and enjoyable for many years ahead.

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  • Barry Rothof wrote: 92 points

    November 7, 2018 - Château Palmer Wine Dinner (at Vineum, Rotterdam): Made of 44% Merlot, 56% Cabernet Sauvignon. Open with sweet spice, flowers and developed fruit on the nose. Offering ripe dark cherry and cassis flavours more expressive and ready!

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  • dvansteenderen Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 6, 2018 - @ VINEUM. Made of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Merlot. A bit less then the Château Palmer 2008 served in the same flight, but nevertheless a fine wine.

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    Up From The Cellar #2 and Misc New Releases, 2/15/2018 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
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    2006: Ten Years On, 6/12/2016 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The 2006 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Pretty High Quality Year

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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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 1,739 (85%)
  • Consumed 289 (14%)

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Cheese (Hard), Lamb, Poultry, Red Meat

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