Chateau Palmer, 3eme Cru Classé Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 1995
Grapes: A blend of 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot, 55ha vineyard on gravel soil, aged in French oak barrels
Palmer is renowned for its fleshy texture derived from the unusually high proportion of old vine Merlot in the blend. Many of these vines were planted in the 1930s.
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"This is one of the best Palmer’s of the decade. The nose is generous with raspberry, strawberry and that touch of lemongrass noted on previous occasions. The palate is full-bodied and precocious, fleshy, lots of stuffing and rounded in texture. Good depth with a savoury second half, nice grippy tannins with a raspberry and cooked meats towards the finish. On this showing the wine could actually benefit from further bottle ageing, but this remains a “solid” long-term Palmer. Impressive, but pleasure will come later." Drink 2010-2020+
94/100 points, Neal Martin, March 2008
"51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc. Bottle deposit. Brownish ruby. Much broader and more seductive than the 1996. Much more life and suppleness and concentration. This is good stuff. Real stuffing here and richness. Lovely breadth and this seems to have quite a future even if it is capable of giving huge pleasure already. Proves how important Merlot is to Palmer." Drink 2010-2025
17.5/20 points, Jancis Robinson, March 2011
This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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