Chateau Palmer 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 1996
"...plenty of sweet fruit, and the tannin is well-integrated..." Robert Parker
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Merlot 46%, Petit Verdot 6%|
Château Palmer 1996 is drinking beautifully right now and was purchased in its original wooden case.
The turreted Château Palmer, originally established by English Major-general Charles Palmer who arrived after the Napoleonic wars, is now under the control of Franck Mähler-Besse, the son of a Dutch immigrant.
An intensely seductive Margaux style, incredibly rich and deeply concentrated, Palmer's fine red wines are highly sought after around the world.
"...an impressively saturated purple color, in addition to a backward yet intense nose of black plums, currants, licorice, and smoke. Following terrific fruit on the attack, the wine's structure and tannin take over. There is plenty of sweet fruit, and the tannin is well-integrated..." Robert Parker