1998 Chateau Palmer
I’ve said before that 1998 was a year for the right bank. Pomerol was stunning with St Emilion following behind. In the Medoc, a rainy harvest of sub-par cabernet left some to be desired, especially when compared to the right bank.
This Palmer is no exception. A little green and not quite concentrated enough, the nose had little intensity with coffee and leather. The body was slim and straightforward with some greenness and low concentration failing to bring the wine home. A short simple finish. Very mellow. Too mellow for me. Drink now, I don’t see this doing any more in the future. Not my favorite.