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Château Palmer 2016

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A Racy Classified Third Growth with Class

Grape harvest began at Chateau Palmer on October 3rd, one of the latest in the property's history. The volume is modest, but the aromatic intensity of the grapes is impressive. The aromas have a hint of perfectly ripe tannins. The 2016 Chateau Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Harvest took place on October 3rd-October 18th.

Chateau Palmer 2016 has a very deep, ink-like colour. The nose is rich and fragrant with a radiant aromatic freshness of concentrated black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry and crushed raspberries). The freshness of the fruit is mixed with an olfactory sensation that focuses on depth and subtlety. The mouth is precise with a crisp acidic attack. The palate tickles the mouth with racy tannins that leave a creamy sensation. The weight of the wine is impressive. Palmer 2016 is incredibly drinkable at this stage and well-balanced. A Palmer full of class.

Parker : 98+ / 100
J. Robinson : 17.5+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Opaque garnet-purple colored, it slowly glides out of the glass with compelling notes of blueberry compote, warm cassis and kirsch with emerging hints of violets, cigar box, black tea, sandalwood and Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, wonderfully rich, concentrated and packed with latent energy, the palate literally grows in the mouth, revealing layer upon layer of black, blue and red fruits and tons of floral sparks, framed by super ripe, incredibly fine-grained tannins and finishing with epic length. It's a wine that makes you wanna drape yourself languidly over a chaise lounge, glass of Palmer in hand, sighing with deep satisfaction, This is so wonderfully Palmer.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Undergoing conversion to biodynamic viticulture

J. Robinson
17.5+

J. Suckling
98

Vinous - A. Galloni
100

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Château Palmer

Classification
3e cru classe

Parker
98+

Allergens
Contains sulphites