Château Palmer

About Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a Third Growth estate located in Margaux in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Although for many decades it has been viewed as one of the best wines in the region, standing toe-to-toe to Château Margaux. Château Palmer is named after a British Major-General from the Napoleonic Wars, who bought the land in 1814. He developed it considerably and gained a strong following for the wine in England. Since 1938, the Sichel and Mähler-Besse families have been major shareholders. Since the mid-1990s they have rediscovered their former class. The appointment of Thomas Duroux in 2004 has brought them into a new golden era.

 

Viniculture

Once part of the d'Issan estate, the Palmer vineyards cover 55 hectares in the Cantenac commune. Mostly found on a plateau of thin gravel on the edge of the estuary, the vines are densely planted, such that to ensure competition between vines and promote deep root systems. This Margaux tends to be high in Merlot, giving a ripe perfume and plum fruit flavours. 

 

The estate makes a second wine called Alter Ego de Palmer. Annual production is around 12,000 cases of Chateau Palmer and 7500 cases of Alter Ego.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Alter Ego de Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £523.67
2016

Alter Ego de Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

This is very concentrated yet soft and fresh in texture. Full-bodied and round and mouth-filling. So impressive how it fills your mouth yet remains fresh. It’s so framed.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £523.67
Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £391.67
2017

Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

This is a delicious and savory wine with beautiful, ripe and creamy tannins, as well as chocolate and plum character. Full body. The flavors turn to wet earth and mushrooms with some leather. A blend of 53% merlot, 41% cabernet sauvignon and 6% petit verdot. Lovely finish. Try after 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 19 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £391.67
Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £385.67
2019

Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

Cinnamon spice on the nose, with a patisserie edge to the fruits that gives a rich, creamy impression. As ever with the Palmer stable of wines, you can pick out the individual flavours clearly, with careful and precise delineation of cassis, bilberry, slate and tobacco notes, but overall this is an outstanding Alter Ego that puts the emphasis on pleasure. Tannins are extremely precise but feathery and pliable. An extremely low 37ppm of SO2 at this stage, in keeping with biodynamic principles and a desire to let the fruit speak. 3.62ph. 45hl/h yield, 45% of overall production in Alter Ego.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £385.67
Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £379.67
2020

Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (92-94)

The 2020 Alter Ego is very pure on the nose, almost Burgundian in style with lush blueberry, boysenberry, crushed violets and a touch of vanilla. It is not a powerful bouquet but it seems to gain momentum with aeration, finding its own voice with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite grippy tannins for Alter Ego, possibly because of tasting slightly later (Thomas Duroux commented it is the most tannic that he has produced.) Crustacea-tinged black fruit lacquer the mouth, fresh and very delineated on the finish. Maybe it needs a little more sustain on the aftertaste, though that may evolve throughout its élevage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £379.67
Palmer 1948 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,905.60
1948

Palmer 1948 (1x150cl)
As per photos, 1565510 NOT SIB: Repack, low level, mark on label Delivery to Storage from 24 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £4,905.60
Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,628.00
1961

Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, two bottles of 1961 Château Palmer were opened and compared. The first was a great bottle of wine, beautifully balanced and complex, and yet not quite living up to its status as one of the legendary bottles of the 20th century. That said, I still scored it around the 96 or 97 point mark. The second lived up to the billing. Coming from the late great John Avery's cellar, that is to say, purchased on release and never moved, the first difference is the slightly deeper color compared to the first bottle. The bouquet is difficult to capture in words. Heavenly, ethereal, moving and profound - they are all applicable here. It is still a wine in its prime, with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite and mineral, a touch of wilted violet petals. Its ineffable purity knocks you sideways. The palate is defined by its filigree framework of tannin - precise and lace-like, lending it the texture of a mature Richebourg. Yet it is unmistakably Margaux because there is stunning structure on the finish, astounding precision and a never-ending aftertaste that is borderline supernatural. This bottle reminds me of the first time I tasted the 1961 Palmer several years ago when I gave a perfect score without hesitation. This is exactly the same: a perfect wine and a bona fide legend. Tasted May 2015.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,628.00
Palmer 1974 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,902.80
1974

Palmer 1974 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,902.80
Palmer 1976 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £337.20
1976

Palmer 1976 (1x75cl)
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £337.20
Palmer 1982 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £956.40
1982

Palmer 1982 (3x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (93)

: Full, deep red. Spicy aromas of cassis and rose petal, with a whiff of meat. Then wonderfully penetrating and classy, with bright acidity giving the wine superb clarity and thrust. This has terrific structure. Finishes very long and fine, with excellent grip. By far the finest bottle I've tasted to date of this wine, and one of the real surprises of the tasting. (My second bottle showed roasted redcurrant, leather, meat and smoky oak on the nose; and a sweet, suave, broad palate without quite the structure and grip of the first sample. But this wine, too, offered compelling sweetness and rated 91 points.) Drink now through 2015.
As per photos ,1956938 - Not SIB, Repack, Damaged labels, Low level Delivery to Storage from 24 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 93 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £956.40
Palmer 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,299.34
2000

Palmer 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2000 Château Palmer was closed for a number of years, but it appears to be finally opening. Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,299.34
Palmer 2001 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,488.14
2001

Palmer 2001 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Raspberries and cherries, with chocolate and currants. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fresh and long finish. Lively and rich. Tightly knit. Score range: 95-100
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,488.14
Palmer 2003 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,439.27
2003

Palmer 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (94)

With its usual high proportion of Merlot, Palmer 2003 was always going to be a generous, very ripe wine. And so it is proving, but what is so satisfying about the wine at this stage is that the great sweet fruit, which comes right out of the glass. Underneath, of course, there are tannins, so this wine could be drunk soon, and then aged for another 15 years. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,439.27
Palmer 2004 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,787.34
2004

Palmer 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

This stunning wine is one of the vintage’s great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer’s brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+. Also tasted: 2004 Alter Ego de Palmer (88)
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,787.34
Palmer 2007 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,622.94
2007

Palmer 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle and caressing but with a powerful, almost heady finish. If you are looking for an extravagant wine this vintage, then Palmer is the place to come, though maybe it has just dispensed a little of its luster since I last tasted it. Tasted February 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 10 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,622.94
Palmer 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,412.87
2007

Palmer 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle and caressing but with a powerful, almost heady finish. If you are looking for an extravagant wine this vintage, then Palmer is the place to come, though maybe it has just dispensed a little of its luster since I last tasted it. Tasted February 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,412.87
Palmer 2008 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,961.34
2008

Palmer 2008 (12x75cl)

Decanter (95)

This has a deeper grip of fruit, one of the best so far, delivering spades of Margaux typicity and a gorgeous balance of seamlessly linked fruit, tannin and acidity. This is the right time to be drinking this wine, but it will still unfurl further. Flavours of pencil lead, brambly blackberry fruits and a cedar swirl. A gold for me, in a silver vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 95 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,961.34
Palmer 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,462.07
2008

Palmer 2008 (6x75cl)

Decanter (95)

This has a deeper grip of fruit, one of the best so far, delivering spades of Margaux typicity and a gorgeous balance of seamlessly linked fruit, tannin and acidity. This is the right time to be drinking this wine, but it will still unfurl further. Flavours of pencil lead, brambly blackberry fruits and a cedar swirl. A gold for me, in a silver vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,462.07
Palmer 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,832.54
2009

Palmer 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Palmer delivers a beguiling array of black fruit—warm plums, cassis and black cherry compote—with kirsch and wild sage sparks plus profound suggestions of fragrant earth, black truffles, iron ore and liquid licorice. Full-bodied, rich and decadently seductive in the mouth, the generous fruit is superbly framed with plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 9 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,832.54
Palmer 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,632.14
2010

Palmer 2010 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,632.14
Palmer 2010 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £369.88
2010

Palmer 2010 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £369.88
Palmer 2010 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,283.03
2010

Palmer 2010 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
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Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,283.03
Palmer 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,587.07
2010

Palmer 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,587.07
Palmer 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,587.07
2015

Palmer 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

A wine with incredible character and style with black ink and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, extremely fresh and structured with riffing tannins. It is muscular and powerful. White pepper, sea salt, mineral, stone character. A wine built for the long term. The making of the new 1961.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,587.07
Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £392.68
2016

Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The finest vintage I’ve ever tasted from this estate, surpassing the 2009 and 2010, the 2016 Château Palmer is a blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 65% new French oak. This magical effort reveals a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, and spring flowers, and it develops beautifully with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic. It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £392.68
Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,853.27
2016

Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The finest vintage I’ve ever tasted from this estate, surpassing the 2009 and 2010, the 2016 Château Palmer is a blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 65% new French oak. This magical effort reveals a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, and spring flowers, and it develops beautifully with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic. It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,853.27
Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,349.27
2017

Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

A blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored, 2017 Palmer gives a very serious nose of pronounced blackcurrant cordial, warm plums and blackberry preserves with hints of cedar chest, pencil shavings, violets, dark chocolate and star anise plus exotic wafts of sandalwood and cassia. Medium-bodied, the palate features fantastically vibrant, crunchy black fruits with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced. It will need a good 5-7 years to really blossom with all those tightly wound nuances, but it should be a stunner!
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,349.27
Palmer 2018 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £908.36
2018

Palmer 2018 (1x150cl)

Vinous (AG) (100)

The 2018 Palmer is even more impressive from bottle than it was from barrel, and that is saying something. Rich, exotic and beautifully layered, Palmer is a real head-turner in 2018. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, espresso and sweet floral notes build over time, but it is the wine's stunning depth and textural voluptuousness that elevate it into the realm of the truly sublime. As I wrote in my initial review, the 2018 Palmer is a freak of nature from yields of just 11 hectoliters per hectare harvested over an entire month. Mildew was especially punishing. There is no Alter Ego, just the Grand Vin. Kudos to CEO Thomas Duroux and his team for what I can only describe as a truly magical wine.
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Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £908.36
Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,368.07
2018

Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (100)

The 2018 Palmer is even more impressive from bottle than it was from barrel, and that is saying something. Rich, exotic and beautifully layered, Palmer is a real head-turner in 2018. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, espresso and sweet floral notes build over time, but it is the wine's stunning depth and textural voluptuousness that elevate it into the realm of the truly sublime. As I wrote in my initial review, the 2018 Palmer is a freak of nature from yields of just 11 hectoliters per hectare harvested over an entire month. Mildew was especially punishing. There is no Alter Ego, just the Grand Vin. Kudos to CEO Thomas Duroux and his team for what I can only describe as a truly magical wine.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,368.07
Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,435.06
2019

Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Iris and violet aromatics swirl out of the glass. In the mouth, things are velvet in texture and packed with concentrated cassis puree and blackberry fruit, gentle spice, soft charcoal and sappy tannins, with the whole thing just slowly slowly expanding and building through the palate, tightening its grip as it reaches the close of play. The Palmer signature of energy and precision is here in spades, and altogether the wine is both measured and elegant, with textbook floral Margaux character, while being extremely juicy, creamy and enjoyable, with a mouthwatering salinity on the finish - up there with the very best vintages of this estate. Low SO2, as has been the case for a few years now in line with biodynamic principles. Back to normal yield this year of (a very welcome I would imagine) 45hl/h. Harvest September 19 to October 19. 60% new oak, likely to be in barrels for the first year then large sized oak casks for the second year. 55% of overall production in the 1st wine.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,435.06
Palmer 2020 (12x75cl)

£2,186 - £2,583

2020

Palmer 2020 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97-99)

97–99. Barrel Sample. This wine's floral perfume is matched by generous tannins that surprise by their strength. The fruit flavors offer a mix of black and red berries. They are finely structured and concentrated, balanced by tightly woven acidity. Made from organic and biodynamic grapes.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 97-99 (WE) Read Review/Description

£2,186 - £2,583

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Alter Ego de Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £423.00
2016

Alter Ego de Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

This is very concentrated yet soft and fresh in texture. Full-bodied and round and mouth-filling. So impressive how it fills your mouth yet remains fresh. It’s so framed.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £423.00
Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £313.00
2017

Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

This is a delicious and savory wine with beautiful, ripe and creamy tannins, as well as chocolate and plum character. Full body. The flavors turn to wet earth and mushrooms with some leather. A blend of 53% merlot, 41% cabernet sauvignon and 6% petit verdot. Lovely finish. Try after 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 19 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £313.00
Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £308.00
2019

Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

Cinnamon spice on the nose, with a patisserie edge to the fruits that gives a rich, creamy impression. As ever with the Palmer stable of wines, you can pick out the individual flavours clearly, with careful and precise delineation of cassis, bilberry, slate and tobacco notes, but overall this is an outstanding Alter Ego that puts the emphasis on pleasure. Tannins are extremely precise but feathery and pliable. An extremely low 37ppm of SO2 at this stage, in keeping with biodynamic principles and a desire to let the fruit speak. 3.62ph. 45hl/h yield, 45% of overall production in Alter Ego.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £308.00
Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £303.00
2020

Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (92-94)

The 2020 Alter Ego is very pure on the nose, almost Burgundian in style with lush blueberry, boysenberry, crushed violets and a touch of vanilla. It is not a powerful bouquet but it seems to gain momentum with aeration, finding its own voice with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite grippy tannins for Alter Ego, possibly because of tasting slightly later (Thomas Duroux commented it is the most tannic that he has produced.) Crustacea-tinged black fruit lacquer the mouth, fresh and very delineated on the finish. Maybe it needs a little more sustain on the aftertaste, though that may evolve throughout its élevage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £303.00
Palmer 1948 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £4,088.00
1948

Palmer 1948 (1x150cl)
As per photos, 1565510 NOT SIB: Repack, low level, mark on label Delivery to Storage from 24 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 - In Bond: £4,088.00
Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £2,190.00
1961

Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, two bottles of 1961 Château Palmer were opened and compared. The first was a great bottle of wine, beautifully balanced and complex, and yet not quite living up to its status as one of the legendary bottles of the 20th century. That said, I still scored it around the 96 or 97 point mark. The second lived up to the billing. Coming from the late great John Avery's cellar, that is to say, purchased on release and never moved, the first difference is the slightly deeper color compared to the first bottle. The bouquet is difficult to capture in words. Heavenly, ethereal, moving and profound - they are all applicable here. It is still a wine in its prime, with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite and mineral, a touch of wilted violet petals. Its ineffable purity knocks you sideways. The palate is defined by its filigree framework of tannin - precise and lace-like, lending it the texture of a mature Richebourg. Yet it is unmistakably Margaux because there is stunning structure on the finish, astounding precision and a never-ending aftertaste that is borderline supernatural. This bottle reminds me of the first time I tasted the 1961 Palmer several years ago when I gave a perfect score without hesitation. This is exactly the same: a perfect wine and a bona fide legend. Tasted May 2015.
See photographs Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,190.00
Palmer 1974 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,419.00
1974

Palmer 1974 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £2,419.00
Palmer 1976 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £281.00
1976

Palmer 1976 (1x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - In Bond: £281.00
Palmer 1982 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £797.00
1982

Palmer 1982 (3x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (93)

: Full, deep red. Spicy aromas of cassis and rose petal, with a whiff of meat. Then wonderfully penetrating and classy, with bright acidity giving the wine superb clarity and thrust. This has terrific structure. Finishes very long and fine, with excellent grip. By far the finest bottle I've tasted to date of this wine, and one of the real surprises of the tasting. (My second bottle showed roasted redcurrant, leather, meat and smoky oak on the nose; and a sweet, suave, broad palate without quite the structure and grip of the first sample. But this wine, too, offered compelling sweetness and rated 91 points.) Drink now through 2015.
As per photos ,1956938 - Not SIB, Repack, Damaged labels, Low level Delivery to Storage from 24 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 93 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £797.00
Palmer 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £3,556.00
2000

Palmer 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2000 Château Palmer was closed for a number of years, but it appears to be finally opening. Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,556.00
Palmer 2001 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,880.00
2001

Palmer 2001 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Raspberries and cherries, with chocolate and currants. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fresh and long finish. Lively and rich. Tightly knit. Score range: 95-100
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,880.00
Palmer 2003 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,186.00
2003

Palmer 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (94)

With its usual high proportion of Merlot, Palmer 2003 was always going to be a generous, very ripe wine. And so it is proving, but what is so satisfying about the wine at this stage is that the great sweet fruit, which comes right out of the glass. Underneath, of course, there are tannins, so this wine could be drunk soon, and then aged for another 15 years. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,186.00
Palmer 2004 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,296.00
2004

Palmer 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

This stunning wine is one of the vintage’s great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer’s brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+. Also tasted: 2004 Alter Ego de Palmer (88)
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,296.00
Palmer 2007 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,159.00
2007

Palmer 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle and caressing but with a powerful, almost heady finish. If you are looking for an extravagant wine this vintage, then Palmer is the place to come, though maybe it has just dispensed a little of its luster since I last tasted it. Tasted February 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 10 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,159.00
Palmer 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,164.00
2007

Palmer 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Palmer has an opulent bouquet for the vintage, something almost Mediterranean tincturing the lifted red berry fruit laced with sage and even a suggestion of oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle and caressing but with a powerful, almost heady finish. If you are looking for an extravagant wine this vintage, then Palmer is the place to come, though maybe it has just dispensed a little of its luster since I last tasted it. Tasted February 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,164.00
Palmer 2008 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,441.00
2008

Palmer 2008 (12x75cl)

Decanter (95)

This has a deeper grip of fruit, one of the best so far, delivering spades of Margaux typicity and a gorgeous balance of seamlessly linked fruit, tannin and acidity. This is the right time to be drinking this wine, but it will still unfurl further. Flavours of pencil lead, brambly blackberry fruits and a cedar swirl. A gold for me, in a silver vintage.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 95 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,441.00
Palmer 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,205.00
2008

Palmer 2008 (6x75cl)

Decanter (95)

This has a deeper grip of fruit, one of the best so far, delivering spades of Margaux typicity and a gorgeous balance of seamlessly linked fruit, tannin and acidity. This is the right time to be drinking this wine, but it will still unfurl further. Flavours of pencil lead, brambly blackberry fruits and a cedar swirl. A gold for me, in a silver vintage.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,205.00
Palmer 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £3,167.00
2009

Palmer 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Palmer delivers a beguiling array of black fruit—warm plums, cassis and black cherry compote—with kirsch and wild sage sparks plus profound suggestions of fragrant earth, black truffles, iron ore and liquid licorice. Full-bodied, rich and decadently seductive in the mouth, the generous fruit is superbly framed with plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 9 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,167.00
Palmer 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £3,000.00
2010

Palmer 2010 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,000.00
Palmer 2010 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £306.00
2010

Palmer 2010 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £306.00
Palmer 2010 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,062.50
2010

Palmer 2010 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
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Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,062.50
Palmer 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,142.50
2010

Palmer 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb. Try in 2020.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,142.50
Palmer 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,142.50
2015

Palmer 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

A wine with incredible character and style with black ink and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, extremely fresh and structured with riffing tannins. It is muscular and powerful. White pepper, sea salt, mineral, stone character. A wine built for the long term. The making of the new 1961.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,142.50
Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £325.00
2016

Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The finest vintage I’ve ever tasted from this estate, surpassing the 2009 and 2010, the 2016 Château Palmer is a blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 65% new French oak. This magical effort reveals a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, and spring flowers, and it develops beautifully with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic. It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £325.00
Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,531.00
2016

Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The finest vintage I’ve ever tasted from this estate, surpassing the 2009 and 2010, the 2016 Château Palmer is a blend of 47% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 65% new French oak. This magical effort reveals a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, and spring flowers, and it develops beautifully with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit. This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic. It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,531.00
Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,111.00
2017

Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

A blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored, 2017 Palmer gives a very serious nose of pronounced blackcurrant cordial, warm plums and blackberry preserves with hints of cedar chest, pencil shavings, violets, dark chocolate and star anise plus exotic wafts of sandalwood and cassia. Medium-bodied, the palate features fantastically vibrant, crunchy black fruits with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced. It will need a good 5-7 years to really blossom with all those tightly wound nuances, but it should be a stunner!
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,111.00
Palmer 2018 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £752.50
2018

Palmer 2018 (1x150cl)

Vinous (AG) (100)

The 2018 Palmer is even more impressive from bottle than it was from barrel, and that is saying something. Rich, exotic and beautifully layered, Palmer is a real head-turner in 2018. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, espresso and sweet floral notes build over time, but it is the wine's stunning depth and textural voluptuousness that elevate it into the realm of the truly sublime. As I wrote in my initial review, the 2018 Palmer is a freak of nature from yields of just 11 hectoliters per hectare harvested over an entire month. Mildew was especially punishing. There is no Alter Ego, just the Grand Vin. Kudos to CEO Thomas Duroux and his team for what I can only describe as a truly magical wine.
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Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £752.50
Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,960.00
2018

Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (100)

The 2018 Palmer is even more impressive from bottle than it was from barrel, and that is saying something. Rich, exotic and beautifully layered, Palmer is a real head-turner in 2018. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, espresso and sweet floral notes build over time, but it is the wine's stunning depth and textural voluptuousness that elevate it into the realm of the truly sublime. As I wrote in my initial review, the 2018 Palmer is a freak of nature from yields of just 11 hectoliters per hectare harvested over an entire month. Mildew was especially punishing. There is no Alter Ego, just the Grand Vin. Kudos to CEO Thomas Duroux and his team for what I can only describe as a truly magical wine.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,960.00
Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,182.49
2019

Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Iris and violet aromatics swirl out of the glass. In the mouth, things are velvet in texture and packed with concentrated cassis puree and blackberry fruit, gentle spice, soft charcoal and sappy tannins, with the whole thing just slowly slowly expanding and building through the palate, tightening its grip as it reaches the close of play. The Palmer signature of energy and precision is here in spades, and altogether the wine is both measured and elegant, with textbook floral Margaux character, while being extremely juicy, creamy and enjoyable, with a mouthwatering salinity on the finish - up there with the very best vintages of this estate. Low SO2, as has been the case for a few years now in line with biodynamic principles. Back to normal yield this year of (a very welcome I would imagine) 45hl/h. Harvest September 19 to October 19. 60% new oak, likely to be in barrels for the first year then large sized oak casks for the second year. 55% of overall production in the 1st wine.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,182.49
Palmer 2020 (12x75cl)

£2,186 - £2,583

2020

Palmer 2020 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97-99)

97–99. Barrel Sample. This wine's floral perfume is matched by generous tannins that surprise by their strength. The fruit flavors offer a mix of black and red berries. They are finely structured and concentrated, balanced by tightly woven acidity. Made from organic and biodynamic grapes.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 97-99 (WE) Read Review/Description

£2,186 - £2,583

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