91—93 Barrel sample. For Palmer, this is an atypical wine. With a much higher percentage than usual of Cabernet Sauvignon, it loses the plump character normally associated with this estate. Instead, there is a wine with noticeable currant fruit flavors, very fresh, layered with wine and with prominent acidity to finish. It is much more about elegance than richness.
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