Château Palmer, 1996

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Château Palmer, 1996

Margaux, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Merlot 46%, Petit Verdot 6% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Thomas Duroux Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 100371 Fill Level: Into neck. Label Quality: Slight nicks to labels.
Estate Notes

Château Palmer 1996 is drinking beautifully right now.

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 through history (although it has become more subtle and approachable in style recently), Palmer is highly sought after around the world – and sits just below (in Margaux's current appellation hierarchy.

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"…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