Chateau Palmer 1999
The 1999 is the greatest Palmer made since 1961, 1966, 1970, 1983, and 1989. It is one of the superstars of the vintage. The wine is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. It boasts a staggering bouquet of violets and other spring flowers intermixed with licorice, black currants, and subtle wood. Only 50% of the production made it into the grand vin. This is a multidimensional, compelling effort with both power and elegance, it offers sweet tannin along with flavors that caress the palate, and a 45-second finish. This is terrific stuff!
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Plenty of licorice, berry and mineral character in this red. Full-bodied, with super, well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Only now giving a fraction of what it has to offer. A harmonious Palmer.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.