1991 Palmer, Margaux SKU #1027651

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Absolute perfection with a crown roast rack of pork. This tremendous wine shows all sweet fruit with no hard edges, and the silky finishes goes on for 1.5 minutes! 1991 was an off year? Apparently, not along the river! *1/27/09 -update* "Perfect wine!" (Clyde Beffa Jr, K&L Bordeaux Wine Buyer) Praise from Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "This is a very good for a 1991. Quite a rich cherry-flavoured nose. Refreshing. Sweet - almost fleshy palate with a cherry-flavoured finish. Palmer did well in this vintage. Tasted April 2001."

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  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    1/27/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    Sweeping declarations about the quality of a given vintage should always be taken with a grain of salt. The 1991 vintage was written off by the press and given damning reviews, because of terrible frost, yet the properties along the river Gironde were almost untouched, and many made great wines. The Palmer is one of those great wines. I love the appellation of Margaux, but often find that "big" vintages, like 1989, 1990, 2000 & 2003, obscure much of what makes the wine special- the excellent, almost Burgundy like perfume. Clyde, Alex B, Alex P and I enjoyed this bottle with a group of Bordelaise at One Market restaurant in SF after tasting the 2006 vintage with the UGC. Palmer steals the show for aromatics, and the 1991 is a tremendous example; generous and full of bouquet. The texture is also textbook; medium to full, with a mid palate so well balanced as to make it dangerously easy to drink! It was a spectacular partner to my medium rare New York steak and fit for your next special occasion.
    Drink from 2009

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