Palmer 1990

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Mark Golodetz
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Palmer 1990

#1 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 20th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Started with a Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage 1978. Good fill , color seemed good. Sadly DOA.
Returned to cellar for the Palmer. As I started decanting, the aromas exploded. Raspberries, lavender, a touch of mint, leather and smoke. Utterly brilliant.

Seamless on the palate, and early stages of maturity. Drinking beautifully. It finished well, perhaps given the above, I was expecting a little more length, but that is being overly picky. 98+
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Re: Palmer 1990

#2 Post by Angelo Manioudakis » March 21st, 2020, 4:35 am

Too bad about the Jaboulet. We found the 78 Crozes on a restaurant list just outside of Lyon last year. It was spectacular.

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Re: Palmer 1990

#3 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 21st, 2020, 7:57 am

I have another bottle; maybe it was just a bad one.
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Re: Palmer 1990

#4 Post by Arv R » March 21st, 2020, 9:24 am

We had one of those 78 PJA "Les Cedres" CNDPs a year or two ago. I think it was an estate recork release. I too thought it was dead, but others on the table seemed to really like it.

Sounds like a nice Palmer
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Re: Palmer 1990

#5 Post by Ian A » March 21st, 2020, 3:10 pm

1990 Palmer has always been under-rated relative to the 1989
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Re: Palmer 1990

#6 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 21st, 2020, 4:36 pm

Agreed. The 1989 is more linear and less interesting, and also I have had a lot of corked bottles. However, this is the first time I have put it (the 1990) on the same level as the magical 1983.
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Re: Palmer 1990

#7 Post by Ed Steinway » March 21st, 2020, 4:46 pm

We had the 1990 Palmer a few years ago, as 1990 is our wedding anniversary year. What a great wine. Wish I had a few more bottles lying sideways!

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