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Chateau Palmer, 2009

Tasted on September 01st, 2021, bottle opened at 4.30pm

Medium ruby colour, pronounced nose.

Surprisingly expressive, the immediate nose was musky with leather, old books, black plums, blueberries, rose, menthol.

Generous fruits on the palate, as the fruits faded, it gave way to lingering taste of salty dark chocolate, slightly tarty.

Bottle breathing for 2 hours.

Nose became more perfumed with floral bouquet - roses, violet, blended with scents of farmyard, truffles and forest floor, it was concentrated and very savory.

Palate evolved with nose, tertiary flavours gradually came through as the wine became rounder and more balanced.

2 hours decanting.

Classic Bordeaux with pencil shavings, tobacco, cigar leaves, velvety dark chocolate with powerful black fruits. The wine was balanced and very elegant, medium weight on the palate with very long lingering finish.

The wine to me is close to perfection, it will also age beautiful over the next 10-15 years. It will pair well with duck confit and duck breast, fillet mignon and pigeon.





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