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 11 £375 btls 95
Red 1986 Palmer btls DP 0 1 £150 btls 89+
Red 1995 Palmer btls IB 0 4 £196 btls 95
Red 1996 Palmer btls IB 5 0 £2,240 cs 91
Red 2005 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,650 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2006 Palmer btls IB 0 6 £163 btls 94 (NM)
Red 2006 Palmer btls IB 5 0 £1,925 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2008 Palmer btls IB 3 0 From £1,850 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2009 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,449 cs 98 (LPB)
Red 2010 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,700 cs 98+ (RP)
Red 2011 Palmer btls IB 2 0 £1,999 cs 92-94+ (RP)
Red 2012 Palmer btls IB 4 0 £1,959 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2012 Palmer btls DP 1 0 £2,100 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2015 Palmer imp IB 0 2 £2,170 imp 100 (JS)
Red 2016 Palmer btls IB 2 0 £2,750 cs 100 (AG)
Red 2016 Palmer mags IB 3 0 £2,900 cs 100 (AG)
Red 2016 Palmer imp IB 0 1 £2,050 imp 100 (AG)
Red 2017 Palmer btls IB 5 0 £2,350 cs 97-98 (JS)
Red 2017 Palmer dmags IB 1 0 £2,460 cs 97-98 (JS)

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