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2020 Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1539572 97-99 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This wine's floral perfume is matched by generous tannins that surprise by their strength. The fruit flavors offer a mix of black and red berries. They are finely structured and concentrated, balanced by tightly woven acidity. Made from organic and biodynamic grapes. (RV) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

96-98 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Palmer, which was matured in 65% new oak, possesses one of the most perfumed bouquets of the vintage with entrancing, seductive scents of black cherries, wild strawberry, iodine and crushed violets, all beautifully delineated (as per usual). The palate is medium-bodied with fine but quite firm tannins, lending this Palmer more backbone than presupposed. Blackberry, graphite and touches of liquorice develop with aeration that build towards an assertive, pencil box-tinged finish that nods towards Pauillac. This is a Palmer destined for long-term ageing, so readers should have a cool damp cellar handy. It is a serious Palmer, very different from the previous two vintages, not a mix of the two, but content in just being itself. (NM) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

97 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Vivid colours, and the aromatics grab hold straight away. This is intense and concentrated, elegant, balanced and classical, all about the texture which is velvety and seductive with softly-grained tannins. Moves oh so slowly through the palate with dozens of layers to get hold of. The overall feel is precise, slow and seductive, with appellation and estate signature at every turn. Sappy, hawthorn freshness, rosemary, redcurrant, tobacco, cigar box and dark chocolate shavings on the finish. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark The Merlot provides the broad sweep and touch of sweetness on entry, the Cabernet the fine but punchy tannins that drive the wine. Lots of life and persistence, the tannins fine-grained and fresh. Clear potential. 18+/20 points (JL) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/8/2021 | Send Email
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48% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon with 4% Petit Verdot thrown in. I surely like these Merlot-based wines in 2020. So lush and sweet-full-bodied while being elegant at the same time. Blackberry jelly here. So fresh and lively with a relative low acidity. A classic Palmer. I had a magnum of 1991 Palmer on July 4th-perfection in a bottle and so good after thirty years. It has always been great-the best of the 1991s.
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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2021 | Send Email
Very dark in color, dense and powerful, yet with a wonderful elegance and sweetness of fruit. Alive and fresh with a wonderful purity. One of my favorites of the vintage. A blend of 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot.

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