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    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 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,215.34
    2015

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2015 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Very solid and powerful with dried mushroom and wet earth aromas and flavors. Complex. Full and chewy yet so polished and long. Spicy, meat and gorgeous. Most serious Alter Ego ever. More inner Ego now!. 52% merlot, 41% cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot 6%.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 12 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,215.34
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £557.27
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £557.27
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £453.47
    2019

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (95)

    Gorgeous rich dark purple in the glass. Quite jammy and concentrated on the nose, heady and perfumed with a lovely delicate florality to it too. Great freshness on the palate, juicy but a dark blackcurrant and cherry fruit juice. Beautifully balanced with integrated tannins and oak. Well defined fruit, generous and quite abundant against softly grippy, velvety tannins that just give support to the overall frame. It's serious but with a lightness of touch and playfulness - energetic and lively but still with depth. A great Alter Ego and confident winemaking on show.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £453.47
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £495.47
    2020

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

    Jancis Robinson (17+)

    50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Very much in the Alter Ego mould – lively, fruit-driven with that vineyard-fresh feel but with a little more structure than previous years. Pure and appetising but will age. (JL) 13.7%
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 17+ (JR) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £495.47
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £412.07
    2021

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Savory black and salted-olive character with oyster shells and black licorice. Fine, almost powdery yet firm tannins. Medium body. Excellent density and structure for the vintage. Second wine of Palmer. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 8% petit verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £412.07
    Palmer 1955 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £830.40
    1955

    Palmer 1955 (1x75cl)
    See photograph Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £830.40
    Palmer 1959 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,465.08
    1959

    Palmer 1959 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1959 Château Palmer was tasted from two bottles, the first not showing correctly but the second more representative: fine definition and mineralité on the nose with blackberry, cold black tea and nettle, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a surprisingly youthful, still animated keen line of acidity, although it is nowhere near as nuanced as the 1961. It does not have the flamboyance of some of the greatest 1959s, insofar that it does not possess succulent fruit. Yet it remains an impressive Palmer that will continue to cruise along its decade-spanning drinking plateau for a number of years. Tasted May 2015.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,465.08
    Palmer 1961 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £53,311.67
    1961

    Palmer 1961 (6x75cl)

    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.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £53,311.67
    Palmer 1981 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £439.20
    1981

    Palmer 1981 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £439.20
    Palmer 1982 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,756.54
    1982

    Palmer 1982 (12x75cl)

    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 owc Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,756.54
    Palmer 1988 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,394.80
    1988

    Palmer 1988 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (90)

    Aromas of coffee bean, tobacco and plum follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. A little rustic, but rich and youthful. Chewy. It would be better with a bit more bottle age, but why bother?¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 16,000 cases made. -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,394.80
    Palmer 1989 (1x600cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,359.02
    1989

    Palmer 1989 (1x600cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015.
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,359.02
    Palmer 1995 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,741.67
    1995

    Palmer 1995 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    What a wine. It was almost Burgundian at first with its floral and strawberry aromas and flavors. There were roses and lilacs as well. This is always an elegant and classy bottle. Full body, with a balanced tannin structure that is ultra-refined. It caresses every inch of your palate. Such class. This is a wine that should be decanted and drunk immediately.
    repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,741.67
    Palmer 2004 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,536.14
    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)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,536.14
    Palmer 2007 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,195.34
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    6-8 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,195.34
    Palmer 2010 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,132.54
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    6-8 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,132.54
    Palmer 2010 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £350.08
    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.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £350.08
    Palmer 2010 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,517.04
    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.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,517.04
    Palmer 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,581.07
    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.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,581.07
    Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,490.87
    2011

    Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute. A tour de force in winemaking, the Palmer team merits accolades for achieving this level of quality in a more challenging vintage than either 2009 or 2010. The “wine of the vintage” in Margaux, tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, a final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a severe selection (only 55% of the production made it into Palmer) are the reasons for this success.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,490.87
    Palmer 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,816.07
    2012

    Palmer 2012 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    This is mind-blowing with complex and superb aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants and raspberries. Full-bodied, yet polished and velvety with lots of tension and intensity. Layers of fruit and character. Finishes with pure fruit, hazelnuts and minerals. About 20 hectares of 55 hectares were from biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2022. Stunning.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,816.07
    Palmer 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,076.47
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,076.47
    Palmer 2016 (12x37.5cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,010.47
    2016

    Palmer 2016 (12x37.5cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,010.47
    Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £444.88
    2016

    Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £444.88
    Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,979.27
    2016

    Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,979.27
    Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,522.06
    2017

    Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97-98)

    This is a sexy and well-formed 2017 with very velvety and suave tannins that go on for minutes. Full-bodied, soft and round. Extremely long and last for minutes.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,522.06
    Palmer 2018 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,819.27
    2018

    Palmer 2018 (3x150cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,819.27
    Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,296.07
    2018

    Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,296.07
    Palmer 2019 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,239.52
    2019

    Palmer 2019 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    So much sweet tobacco, stone, brambleberry and currant on the nose. The palate is full and compact with very polished tannins, yet they are solid and sturdy and run the length and width of the wine. Energetic acidity. Very structured and powerful, yet agile and impressive. Historic feel. From biodynamically grown grapes. This needs at least six years of bottle age to soften. Try after 2027.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    7-9 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,239.52
    Palmer 2019 (1x600cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,461.02
    2019

    Palmer 2019 (1x600cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    So much sweet tobacco, stone, brambleberry and currant on the nose. The palate is full and compact with very polished tannins, yet they are solid and sturdy and run the length and width of the wine. Energetic acidity. Very structured and powerful, yet agile and impressive. Historic feel. From biodynamically grown grapes. This needs at least six years of bottle age to soften. Try after 2027.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    7-9 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,461.02
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £986.00
    2015

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2015 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Very solid and powerful with dried mushroom and wet earth aromas and flavors. Complex. Full and chewy yet so polished and long. Spicy, meat and gorgeous. Most serious Alter Ego ever. More inner Ego now!. 52% merlot, 41% cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot 6%.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 12 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £986.00
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £451.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £451.00
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £364.50
    2019

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (95)

    Gorgeous rich dark purple in the glass. Quite jammy and concentrated on the nose, heady and perfumed with a lovely delicate florality to it too. Great freshness on the palate, juicy but a dark blackcurrant and cherry fruit juice. Beautifully balanced with integrated tannins and oak. Well defined fruit, generous and quite abundant against softly grippy, velvety tannins that just give support to the overall frame. It's serious but with a lightness of touch and playfulness - energetic and lively but still with depth. A great Alter Ego and confident winemaking on show.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £364.50
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £399.50
    2020

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

    Jancis Robinson (17+)

    50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Very much in the Alter Ego mould – lively, fruit-driven with that vineyard-fresh feel but with a little more structure than previous years. Pure and appetising but will age. (JL) 13.7%
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 17+ (JR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £399.50
    Alter Ego de Palmer 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £330.00
    2021

    Alter Ego de Palmer 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Savory black and salted-olive character with oyster shells and black licorice. Fine, almost powdery yet firm tannins. Medium body. Excellent density and structure for the vintage. Second wine of Palmer. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 8% petit verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £330.00
    Palmer 1955 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £830.40
    1955

    Palmer 1955 (1x75cl)
    See photograph Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £830.40
    Palmer 1959 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,052.00
    1959

    Palmer 1959 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1959 Château Palmer was tasted from two bottles, the first not showing correctly but the second more representative: fine definition and mineralité on the nose with blackberry, cold black tea and nettle, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a surprisingly youthful, still animated keen line of acidity, although it is nowhere near as nuanced as the 1961. It does not have the flamboyance of some of the greatest 1959s, insofar that it does not possess succulent fruit. Yet it remains an impressive Palmer that will continue to cruise along its decade-spanning drinking plateau for a number of years. Tasted May 2015.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,052.00
    Palmer 1961 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £44,413.00
    1961

    Palmer 1961 (6x75cl)

    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.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £44,413.00
    Palmer 1981 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £439.20
    1981

    Palmer 1981 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £439.20
    Palmer 1982 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,937.00
    1982

    Palmer 1982 (12x75cl)

    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 owc Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,937.00
    Palmer 1988 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,394.80
    1988

    Palmer 1988 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (90)

    Aromas of coffee bean, tobacco and plum follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. A little rustic, but rich and youthful. Chewy. It would be better with a bit more bottle age, but why bother?¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 16,000 cases made. -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,394.80
    Palmer 1989 (1x600cl)
    In Bond: £4,448.00
    1989

    Palmer 1989 (1x600cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015.
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,448.00
    Palmer 1995 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,438.00
    1995

    Palmer 1995 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    What a wine. It was almost Burgundian at first with its floral and strawberry aromas and flavors. There were roses and lilacs as well. This is always an elegant and classy bottle. Full body, with a balanced tannin structure that is ultra-refined. It caresses every inch of your palate. Such class. This is a wine that should be decanted and drunk immediately.
    repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,438.00
    Palmer 2004 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,920.00
    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)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,920.00
    Palmer 2007 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,636.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    6-8 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,636.00
    Palmer 2010 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,417.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    6-8 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,417.00
    Palmer 2010 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £289.50
    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.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £289.50
    Palmer 2010 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,257.50
    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.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,257.50
    Palmer 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,137.50
    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.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,137.50
    Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,229.00
    2011

    Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute. A tour de force in winemaking, the Palmer team merits accolades for achieving this level of quality in a more challenging vintage than either 2009 or 2010. The “wine of the vintage” in Margaux, tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, a final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a severe selection (only 55% of the production made it into Palmer) are the reasons for this success.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,229.00
    Palmer 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,500.00
    2012

    Palmer 2012 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    This is mind-blowing with complex and superb aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants and raspberries. Full-bodied, yet polished and velvety with lots of tension and intensity. Layers of fruit and character. Finishes with pure fruit, hazelnuts and minerals. About 20 hectares of 55 hectares were from biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2022. Stunning.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,500.00
    Palmer 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,717.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,717.00
    Palmer 2016 (12x37.5cl)
    In Bond: £1,662.00
    2016

    Palmer 2016 (12x37.5cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,662.00
    Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £368.50
    2016

    Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £368.50
    Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,636.00
    2016

    Palmer 2016 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,636.00
    Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,254.99
    2017

    Palmer 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97-98)

    This is a sexy and well-formed 2017 with very velvety and suave tannins that go on for minutes. Full-bodied, soft and round. Extremely long and last for minutes.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,254.99
    Palmer 2018 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £2,336.00
    2018

    Palmer 2018 (3x150cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,336.00
    Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,900.00
    2018

    Palmer 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,900.00
    Palmer 2019 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £1,024.00
    2019

    Palmer 2019 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    So much sweet tobacco, stone, brambleberry and currant on the nose. The palate is full and compact with very polished tannins, yet they are solid and sturdy and run the length and width of the wine. Energetic acidity. Very structured and powerful, yet agile and impressive. Historic feel. From biodynamically grown grapes. This needs at least six years of bottle age to soften. Try after 2027.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    7-9 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,024.00
    Palmer 2019 (1x600cl)
    In Bond: £2,033.00
    2019

    Palmer 2019 (1x600cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    So much sweet tobacco, stone, brambleberry and currant on the nose. The palate is full and compact with very polished tannins, yet they are solid and sturdy and run the length and width of the wine. Energetic acidity. Very structured and powerful, yet agile and impressive. Historic feel. From biodynamically grown grapes. This needs at least six years of bottle age to soften. Try after 2027.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    7-9 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,033.00

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