2018 Palmer, Margaux

  • Palmer, Margaux futures

Tasting Note

Bordeaux Futures. Wine currently held in Bordeaux. Estimated arrival in the US: fall 2021. Only available in 6 bottle original wooden cases.

Serena Sutcliffe, MW 
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot.  11hl/ha.  90% of production went into the grand vin.  This is, obviously, a concentrated, very small production wine, drawing you in immediately with its spicy nose.  On the palate, the highest ever tannins, fine-grained in type, are covered with richness and tastes of blackberry liqueur, very soft and palate caressing. Powerful Palmer!  

Nicholas Jackson, MW
Extremely atypical year here due to tiny yields and huge tannin levels.  Deep plummy, mulberry nose - somewhat port like.  Massive, liqueur-like substance on the palate.  Very sweet and seamless.  Huge tannins, but all enveloped in fruit.  A huge, impactful wine but far from a typical Margaux.  A difficult wine to understand in the context of this chateau, but this is one of those cases where you trust - and know - that the terroir will emerge soon enough. 

Jamie Ritchie
Very intense, concentrated, tightly wound black cherry and blackcurrant. The tiny yields make the Palmer 2018 a fun, intense, dense, concentrated, powerful, structured, multi-layered, complex and elaborate wine. Tannins are wrapped in dense concentrated blackcurrant fruit, with liquorice, cinnamon and spice. Beautifully structured and balanced with total harmony between all the elements. A very long, concentrated creamy blackcurrant finish that combines power with subtlety. An atypical but excellent Palmer. 



Wine Facts & Figures

Taste DRY
Classification 3RD GROWTH