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Palmer 1996

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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

Chateau Palmer:
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, ch... Read more
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, characterized by the softness and refinement of silk, the warmth of velvet, and the leather of noblesse. The unusual combination of grape varieties – as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petit Verdot – gives Château Palmer a bouquet of extraordinary complexity, with fruit, flowers, and spice wrapped in a fleshy and generous structure. The subtle balance between aromatic richness and powerful yet always restrained tannins makes Palmer a wine of incomparable charm, even when very young. Its length leaves the persistent memory of a heady mix of sensations and emotions. Long barrel ageing is essential for Château Palmer to give full expression to its gravely soil and reveal all its body and flesh. This ageing continues very slowly for many years and even decades in the bottle. Your patience will be generously rewarded when you taste an old vintage. It exudes a particularly rich and complex aromatic finish, sometimes exotic, always unforgettable. Wine tasting is a meeting of two living bodies as they surrender to each other, the human being and the wine. Tasters always have expectations from the wine they choose: good wines meet them; Château Palmer exceeds them. Read less

External Reviews for Palmer

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Full ruby-red. Lower-toned aromas of boysenberry mulberry plum tobacco star anise and roasted oak. Vinous and rather tough in the mouth with strong acid spine. This was harder to view than most 96s on my recent tour. Finishes with rather tough tannins. In an awkward stage following the bottling last July. 89+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Gorgeous aromas of currant and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate with silky tannins and a medium finish. A little more bottle age will open it even more. Very pretty.-- 95/ 96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep garnet colour going a little brick. The nose is very forthcoming with a good intensity of earthy loam and black truffle aromas mingled with dark cherry leather tar and black olive. Medium to high acidity and a medium+ level of very fine tannins. Great balance. Long finish. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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