Palmer

Background

Chateau Palmer, a distinctive turreted chateau, is situated adjacent to Bordeaux's Route du Vin, located in the middle of the tiny village of Issan. Palmer is a classified third growth and is certainly the top estate of the Margaux appellation after the first growth of its namesake. Widely considered to be as profound as any of the 1st growths in its great years, recent vintages of particular note include the 1983, 1989, 2000 and 2005; however, the legendary 1961 Palmer is deemed to be one of the finest wines of the 20th century.

The vineyards of Chateau Palmer are planted with 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot and its high percentage of Merlot accounts for Palmer's Pomerol-like silkiness and rich, red fruits character, however, the fragrance of this great Chateau's wines can only point to it being quintessential Margaux.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1970 Palmer btls DP 0 8 £375 btls 95
Red 1990 Palmer btls DP 2 6 From £2,950 cs 92
Red 1996 Palmer btls IB 2 0 £2,240 cs 91
Red 2000 Palmer btls DP 1 0 £2,900 cs 95
Red 2004 Palmer btls IB 0 6 £155 btls 94
Red 2005 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,600 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2006 Palmer btls IB 2 0 £1,925 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2006 Palmer btls IB 0 6 £163 btls 94 (NM)
Red 2007 Palmer btls DP 0 6 £163 btls 92 (NM)
Red 2008 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,100 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2009 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,515 cs 98 (LPB)
Red 2009 Palmer btls DP 1 0 £2,515 cs 98 (LPB)
Red 2010 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,690 cs 98+ (RP)
Red 2011 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,000 cs 92-94+ (RP)
Red 2012 Palmer btls DP 1 0 £2,100 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2012 Palmer btls IB 5 0 £1,950 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2015 Palmer btls DP 1 0 £2,600 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2015 Palmer imp IB 0 2 £2,170 imp 100 (JS)
Red 2016 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,720 cs 100 (AG)
Red 2016 Palmer mags IB 2 0 £2,900 cs 100 (AG)
Red 2016 Palmer imp IB 0 1 £2,050 imp 100 (AG)
Red 2017 Palmer btls IB 6 0 £2,350 cs 97-98 (JS)
Red 2017 Palmer dmags IB 1 0 £2,460 cs 97-98 (JS)

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