The 2015 Chateau Palmer is a wine of total refinement and class. This Margaux wine has all the elements are wonderfully meshed together, as they always have been from the very start. This 2015 Chateau Palmer wine has a dark black cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, spice and leather notes are all seamless in the glass. The tannins are present, but they are silky and pretty much buried by the sheer luxuriousness of the fruit. An excellent vintage overall in the appellation and a brilliant Palmer. This 2015 Chateau Palmer wine is a Cellar Selection. Drink from 2027.
The 2015 Chateau Palmer wine was bottled relatively late in mid-September 2017, the 2015 Palmer is a blend of 44% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with a small portion of Petit Verdot. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it offers vibrant red currants, black cherries, wild blueberries, earth and mineral characteristics to begin, with slowly unfurling floral notes of violets and dried roses plus compelling baker’s chocolate and fragrant earth layers. Medium to full-bodied, generously fruited and possessing firm yet very, very fine-grained, mind-blowingly ripe tannins, the multifaceted palate features something of a skip in its step in terms of freshness, while it goes beguilingly earthy on the finish with some mineral hints. Very classy, elegant and sophisticated, this vintage is downright regal in its juxtaposition between poise and audaciousness. Think 2005 Palmer with a tick more fruit intensity, perfume and passion.
100 points James Suckling
98 points Decanter
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate