Red

1989 Château Palmer

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 386

  • Axelpeter wrote: 91 points

    October 12, 2019 - Carli60) geringer gewertet als Pavillon 89

  • SimonG wrote: 95 points

    October 10, 2019 - Top 89 Bordeaux (Noizé, London): Mid to full garnet. Nose initiallyquite rich, then a little diffuse with a touch of swimming pool before opening up again to properly expressive. Nicely rich. Still a touch of grip on the finish but oh so rich, rounded and giving.very good indeed. *****

  • melzar wrote: flawed

    August 26, 2019 - Corked. Palmer perfume almost overcame the TCA odor. Palate was clearly flawed.

  • liber Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 3, 2019 - 9th of 12, decanted 80 minutes, perfect cork and level, again wonderful and little changed from bottle noted in detail in June 16, 20 years plus life and stuffing to improve further. VF+ (19).

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: 95 points

    July 28, 2019 - Jordan's 1989 Bordeaux Dinner (Feast & Imbibe - Evanston IL): Opened and decanted at 3pm, returned to bottle at 3:30, then served around 7:15. While the Margaux was bigger and more fleshy, this showed such an array a complexity. Black cherry, cassis, plum, cassis, sweet and savory spice with tobacco and mushroom in such a complex combination. Truly wonderful balance in a seamless package with very good+ length. Probably my favorite of the flight, in a truly great flight.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, Château Palmer: Margaux at its Finest

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Palmer (Margaux)) And now a chance to revisit the '89 Palmer - although I confess it is a decade since I last tasted it! Poured from a magnum. An appealing, light and delicate perfume here, sweet smoke intermingled with notes of violets and thyme. It is remarkable how all three clarets poured here (Mouton, Palmer, Montrose) just don't seem fully mature yet. Supple and well defined on entry, then relaxing in the midpalate where it has a reserved and dry texture, although still with a broad presence of flavour. Savoury and lightly spiced. Stylish composition, very long, full of promise, but for my palate it still has more in the bank to give.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Château Palmer) Dark red violet color; lamb jus, mushroom nose with depth; tart black fruit, berry and mushroom palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/16/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Château Palmer) Tarry, dark berry nose; very tasty, complex, vanilla, coffee palate with good concentration; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2000 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Palmer Margaux) The assemblage is Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Merlot 41%, Petit Verdot 6% and Cabernet Franc just 1%. We have clearly taken a step up in quality here. A lovely colour. A wonderful, complex and fragrant nose, with hints of fresh coffee grounds. The forepalate is rich, round and full, and although this sensation persists the midpalate is dominated by the tannins which give this wine such structure. Lots of fat, ripe fruit, yet quite elegant and perfumed with it. The tannins persist after the finish. A great wine. Needs five years at least.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Code 3394150695016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 63 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,533 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,783 (28%)

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Duck, Duck breast s.v. w blueberry sauce, fresh beans, Petit Filet, Rabbit, Squab

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