Palmer 1986

Current Market Price:
Chateau Palmer, Palmer, 1986

Tasting Notes Palmer 1986

93

Tasted at an off-line dinner in Singapore. This is one of the great Palmers of the 1980s, though it is several years since I last encountered it. Here, there is one word that springs to mind-class. Wonderful definition, a little reserved at first, but wonderfully defined with cedar, sandalwood and cigar box. The palate has firm tannins as you would expect from an -86, but it is married with Margaux femininity, leading to a lovely, supple finish with graphite and blackberry lingering on the back palate. Superb. Drink now-2018. Tasted November 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2010
89+

The great 1986 Medocs have turned the corner and, while they are still young wines, they are approaching their adolescence. This wine still has a dense ruby/purple color with a bit of lightening at the edge. The nose offers up hints of minerals, sweet black cherry and black currant fruit, medium to full body, moderately high tannin, and outstanding purity in a very stern yet impressively concentrated style. The wine still tastes young, but it is budging from its very closed, dormant period, where it had rested for nearly 15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2022. Last tasted, 5/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003

Palmer Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Palmer 2018 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,050.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2016 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2016 Chateau Palmer £1,320.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2015 Chateau Palmer £2,600.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2015 Chateau Palmer £1,300.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2014 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2013 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,100.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2011 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2010 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2009 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2008 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2007 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2006 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2005 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2004 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2003 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2002 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2001 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2000 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1999 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1998 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1997 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1996 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1995 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1990 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1989 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1986 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 1982 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl