Château Palmer 1989
One of the most best vintages of Chateau Palmer ever produced, this wine is incredibly rare to find on the market.
Remarks on the vintage from the Chateau:
Hot prospect. In 1989, the vines flowered in May, and it was hot throughout June, July and August. The vines enjoyed the sun and the grapes became concentrated. The earliest vintage of the century promised to be spectacular. Then it turned out to be even more magnificent than 1982.
Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Chateau Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Chateau Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015. May 2016, www.robertparker.com
Neal MartinScore: 96/100
Palmer's 1989 is one of the vintage's great successes. The wine exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, a sweet, jammy nose of black fruits, intermingled with floral scents, licorice, and a touch of truffles. Full-bodied and supple, with low acidity, copious quantities of ripe fruit and glycerin, and a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, harmonious, seamless texture, this is a gorgeous Palmer. It may turn out similar to this estate's brilliant 1962 and 1953. Although approachable, it will improve for another decade, and last for 20-25 years. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 109
Robert ParkerScore: 95/100
Wine from a private collection, with excellent provenance and storage. All individual bottles and available as such. Please note photos may not reflect the exact bottle you purchase.