Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 4 104
Lot 39
Palmer; Margaux; 1978; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 4 500 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 4 104
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Margaux, 1978
1 (1 x 1) 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.

Critics Ratings

‘The 1978 Château Palmer has always been a great success for the vintage. Here, it has a powerful, expressive nose with cedar, sous-bois and cigar-box scents interwoven into the vestiges of black fruit. This is "old school," perhaps the cousin of the magnificent 1966. The palate is medium-bodied and well balanced, hints of spice and cedar, a little dustiness perhaps towards the finish, but overall a convincing Margaux that has far more vigor and length than you would presume. While it is not a renowned vintage for Château Palmer, it's a wine I would jump upon if I found it for sale.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (May 2015)

Provenance

Private Client


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