Château Palmer 1996

Château Palmer 1996
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    Parker : 91 / 100
    J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    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. Good...but you end up wanting more, especially having tasted the likes of 2000, 2005 and 2010 alongside. Tasted May 2015.
    BordeauxMargaux
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional viticulture

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Wine Spectator
    90

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Margaux

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Palmer

    Classification
    3e cru classe

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites