2005 Ch. Palmer

A deep purple wine with heavy legs and pronounced aromas of ripe black plum which is like candied, blackcurrant, violet, toast, smoke, licorice with trace of graphite, fig, sweet vanilla and prune. Ripe tannin but quite strong at the moment with medium alcohol and acidity. It is dry though its fruit is so ripe that it has a candied type sensation. Full bodied with high intensity of flavours. Black plum, blueberry, licorice with hints of mint, herbaceous, cedar, bell pepper. Good integration but needs time for further flavours development. Long length with black plum finish. (95)

Tasted on 4 Nov 2011