Chateau Palmer 1996

Chateau Palmer 1996

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Tasting Note

Dark blackcurrrant. Blackcurrrant, blackcurrrant leaf and violets on the nose. Very dense and precise and focused. Similar on palate, there's a precision and density but also an element line and no little poise here.


ABV Grape Variety  Region Vintage
55% Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaux 1996
40% Merlot
4% Cabernet Franc
1% Petit Verdot


The Winery

Consecration. Since 1938, Château Palmer has distinguished itself as one of Bordeaux’s leading grand crus. In less than a century, four families have helped to drive the estate towards international recognition. Today, two have remained to lead it into a new era. The Mähler-Besse family, originally from the Netherlands, made its name in the textile and wine business. The Sichel family specialized in the distribution of fine wines in the UK, France and Germany. Together, their descendants rebuilt the estate after the Second World War, and brought into the world a number of exceptional vintages, including the legendary 1961. They have now entrusted the direction of Château Palmer to Thomas Duroux, but continue to ensure the estate evolves sustainably, attentive to the world that surrounds it.

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