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Château Palmer 1996

Château Palmer 1996
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DELIVERY FROM LATE JUNE 2020
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DELIVERY FROM LATE JUNE 2020
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Parker : 91 / 100
J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1996 Château Palmer is a wine that never quite fulfilled its potential. There is satisfactory fruit intensity on the nose, blackberry and truffle, a touch of vanilla and violet developing with time in the glass. The palate still feels a little backward, but there is good grip and freshness. This is a harmonious 1996 Margaux and yet it feels conservative and straight-laced on the tobacco-infused finish. It is quite a serious Palmer, yet it does not quite back it up in terms of complexity or, for want of a better word, soul. Good...but you end up wanting more, especially having tasted the likes of 2000, 2005 and 2010 alongside. Tasted May 2015.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
12.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional viticulture

J. Robinson
16,5

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Château Palmer

Classification
3e cru classe

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulphites