Live Auction, 14 September 2019

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R 14 794
Lot 269
Palmer; Margaux; 1996; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 14 000 - 16 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 14 794

About this Item

Margaux, 1996
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
Named after Charles Palmer who purchased the property in the early 1800s. Classically styled and yet powerfully structured, this is a glorious vintage by one of Bordeaux's greatest Château.
Chateau Palmer produces a sensuous wine of beauty, one of the leading wines of Bordeaux from the Margaux appellation. Full bodied and rich, Palmer wine personifies elegance in a Bordeaux wine. When mature, the textures resembles silk wrapped in velvet, with layers of satin and ripe berries. Located next to Chateau Margaux, it can produce a wine of equal quality in select vintages.

Critics Ratings

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." Drink 2016 – 2030. -  Neal Martin eRobertParker.com 91/100 (2016)

Provenance

Private Client


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