Palmer 3eme Cru 1996

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This Third Growth property consistently outperforms its classification and isunquestionably the top estate in Margaux after Ch. Margaux. We have been verylucky to get our hands on this pristine late-release parcel direct from thechâteau. This is beginning to drink but in an ideal world it would be cellaredfor another 2 to 3 years and has the potential to age a further 15 to 20 years.However, who is going to be able to resist its sweet, intoxicating aromas ofripe, cool, red fruits and rich but classically restrained palate until then?This is an unbelievably classy Palmer that will drink until 2028.

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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

This Third Growth property consistently outperforms its classification and isunquestionably the top estate in Margaux after Ch. Margaux. We have been verylucky to get our hands on this pristine late-release parcel direct from thechâteau. This is beginning to drink but in an ideal world it would be cellaredfor another 2 to 3 years and has the potential to age a further 15 to 20 years.However, who is going to be able to resist its sweet, intoxicating aromas ofripe, cool, red fruits and rich but classically restrained palate until then?This is an unbelievably classy Palmer that will drink until 2028.

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