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 10 From £375 btls 95
Red 1977 Palmer btls DP 0 2 £225 btls -
Red 1978 Palmer btls DP 0 3 £240 btls 91
Red 1982 Palmer btls DP 0 9 £325 btls 89
Red 1985 Palmer btls IB 0 2 £208 btls 90 (NM)
Red 1992 Palmer btls DP 1 0 £1,800 cs -
Red 2004 Palmer btls IB 3 0 £2,122 cs 94
Red 2004 Palmer mags IB 1 0 £2,125 cs 94
Red 2005 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,750 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2006 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £1,840 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2008 Palmer btls IB 4 0 £1,850 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2009 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,700 cs 98 (LPB)
Red 2010 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,625 cs 98+ (RP)
Red 2010 Palmer mags IB 2 0 £2,650 cs 98+ (RP)
Red 2011 Palmer btls IB 2 0 £1,900 cs 92-94+ (RP)
Red 2012 Palmer btls IB 3 0 £1,800 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2015 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £2,600 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2015 Palmer mags IB 1 0 £2,600 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2015 Palmer imp IB 0 2 £2,170 imp 100 (JS)
Red 2016 Palmer btls IB 5 0 £2,600 cs 100 (AG)
Red 2017 Palmer btls IB 1 0 £1,960 cs 98 (JS)
Red 2017 Palmer btls IB 6 0 £2,350 cs 98 (JS)
Red 2017 Palmer dmags IB 1 0 £2,460 cs 98 (JS)

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