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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 2005
  • 3000ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Medoc
  • Margaux
  • Bordeaux Red Blend
  • Red
  • OWC/OCC
  • FF44
  • FF44
Lot 8

2005 Chateau Palmer Margaux - 3000ml - 1 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$2,800 - CAD$4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 2005 Chateau Palmer Margaux - 3000ml. Estimate for this lot is between $2800 - $4000 with a reserve of $2200. The bottles in this lot come from collection 10232.

Condition

Lid Not Attatched To Owc
This Ontario collector was one of Iron Gate’s very first storage clients. He purchased directly through the LCBO and local agents over the years, and many of the bottles have not left our temperature and humidity controlled, subterranean vault since they arrived
The score for 2005 Chateau Palmer Margaux is 97 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Château Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralité shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is medium-bodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out.