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1985 Palmer Palmer Bordeaux Margaux France Still wine

1985 Palmer

Palmer

89Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, the 1985 Chateau Palmer was clearly a favourite amongst the participants in the tasting, although here I actually concur with Robert Parker - it's a pleasant Margaux, but not the most complex wine of the vintage. You get the feeling that it doesn't fire on all cylinders. It has an appealing bacon fact and savory bouquet - a little smudged, but full of charm. The palate is fleshy on the entry, perhaps here with a touch of brettanomyces, the acidity nicely judged with expressive Merlot defining the finish. It does not "take off" as the greatest 1985s are wont to do, yet you would contentedly polish off a bottle, seduced by its easy-going nature. Tasted May 2015. May 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 90/100

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