The 2014 Palmer is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. This vintage is a personal favourite of ours and also of owner James Sichel due the incredible elegance, harmony and precision.
One of the first fantastic results of their biodynamic practices. The 2014 vintage is an excellent reflection of the diversity of the estate’s plots.
Bordeaux specialist Jane Anson describes the 2014 vintage: An intense plum colour with plenty of dark bitter chocolate notes on the attack. Concentrated cassis fruits and chewy tannins balanced by fresh acidities, together giving an impression of concentration and finesse. Tobacco leaf as it opens, along with liqourice, grilled cedar, and a fist of rosemary spice. This needs a few more years to really soften the austerity but it's a great wine where Palmer is over-performing the vintage, something that must have given the team confidence in their decision to farm the entire vineyard biodynamically in this vintage, the 5th year after increasingly large-scale trials had begun. This was also the 200th anniversary vintage since General Charles Palmer bought the wine estate from Madame de Gasc'
3 hours. Owner James Sichel believes in decanting Chateau Palmer for 3 hours only improves the depth and precision of the wine.
Already ready to drink, but can easily hold and improve till 2037
97/00 Wine Enthusiast
95/100 James Suckling
95/100 Decanter Magazine
94/100 Robert Parker
94/100 Jane Anson
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson