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.
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 Parker 96WA (2015) The 2012 Palmer is already offering demonstrative drinking at age 10 bursting with aromas of cherries blackberries violets and spices framed by a lavish application of creamy new oak. Full-bodied ample and enveloping it's fleshy and sensual with a deep and layered core of fruit that's discreetly underpinned by succulent acids and sweet powdery tannins. Concentrated broad and persistent this is one of the most successful wines of the vintage as well as one of the most dramatic. Thomas Duroux is crafting more integrated less overtly oaky wines at Palmer today but this 2012 is nonetheless a terrific effort. Château Palmer now systematically holds back an important percentage of its production for later release and this September it's the turn of the 2012 a dramatic sensual wine that is one of the clear successes of the vintage. - William Kelley 95WA (2022)
The 2012 Palmer showed beautifully with the elegance and purity this cuvée is known for front and center. Offering lots of crème de cassis licorice smoked earth and a hint of spring flowers it has medium to full-bodied richness a balanced graceful texture plenty of tannin and a great finish. This is one of those wines that grows on you with time in the