Palmer 2006 released ex-chateau
Palmer 2006 has been released at €215 per bottle ex-negociant, according to Liv-ex. The wine, which has been aged in-bottle for 10 years, is now priced at a 72% increase on its initial 2007 En Primeur release price of €125. Around 1,000 cases are available.
Neal Martin gave the vintage 94 points, last commenting that the wine “was wonderful out of barrel ten years ago and now in bottle, it fulfils its promise with a stunning, precise bouquet of maraschino, iodine, cassis and tobacco scents that seem a few years younger than its Margaux peers.” He added that “what is so striking is the fineness of the tannin and just how well that oak is subsumed into the fabric of the wine.”
As Liv-ex notes, ex-chateau releases typically command a premium to wines already available in the secondary market and “today’s release is no exception”. The wine is available for 40.5% more than cases already available in the secondary market, but current volumes are low.