1979 Palmer, Margaux (high to mid shoulder)
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Palmer's 1979 has turned out to be one of the better wines of the vintage... The color remains a deep ruby with some lightening at the edge. The moderately intense bouquet of black fruits, earth, cedar, and herbs is followed by a wine with excellent richness, sweet tannin for the vintage, crisp acidity, and a medium-bodied, stylish personality. The wine still has tannin in the finish, but the mid-palate and finish are silky and expansive.
Michael Broadbent: "Continuing on its run of well above average wines. Half a dozen consistent notes from the mid-1980's: glorious colour; fleshy, ripe fruitiness on both nose and - for a '79 - on palate. Endorsed by my most recent note though its tannin now laid bare - a lean, attenuated, spicy, teeth gripping finish. Good length. Needs food. Last noted at the 'exponential' tasting in New York, December 1998. 3 stars." (Michael Broadbent's Vintage Wine, pg 96)