The 2014 Chateau Palmer wine builds on the promise that it showed in barrel. This 2014 Chateau Palmer wine is a Cellar Selection. It is clearly a more understated and nuanced Palmer from winemaker Thomas Duroux this year, but a Margaux with exquisite delineation and precision, hints of blackberry, boysenberry and a touch of pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. It feels supple and lithe in the mouth. It will not have the depth and power of the subsequent 2015 Palmer, yet the flow is very sensual and the Merlot (45% of the blend) just lends it roundness and a caressing texture. What a beautiful Margaux wine and I bet it will be deceptively long-lived.
The 2014 Chateau Palmer wine is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage and should merit an even higher score in 5-7 years. The 2014 Chateau Palmer wine has a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in 65%.
97 points Wine Enthusiast
95 points James Suckling
94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate