Palmer 1996

Current Market Price: £2,450.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Palmer, Palmer, 1996

Tasting Notes Palmer 1996

92

Compared to the ’95 Palmer, this is more reticent on the nose with more secondary aromas: fresh tobacco, sandalwood, leather and a slight clayey scent that turns overtly chocolaty with 20-30 minutes in glass. Good definition though and the palate does not disappoint. Medium-bodied, perhaps slightly aggressive tannins, particularly compared to the ’95, a little angular towards the finish with cedar, strawberry and stoned fruits (dates and a touch of fresh fig) right on the end. Again, it needs more time and the ’95 seems to have more breeding, but this remains a worthy Palmer that just needs to loosen up and enjoy itself a bit. Drink 2010-2025. Tasted March 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2009
91

This wine, a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot, is performing well after its July, 1998 bottling. It boasts an impressively saturated purple color, in addition to a backward yet intense nose of black plums, currants, licorice, and smoke. Following terrific fruit on the attack, the wine's structure and tannin take over. There is plenty of sweet fruit, and the tannin is well-integrated, but the wine requires 7-8 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2028.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999

Palmer Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Palmer 2018 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,960.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,050.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2016 Chateau Palmer £2,500.00 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 £1,790.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2013 Chateau Palmer £1,794.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,800.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,100.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2011 Chateau Palmer £1,826.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2010 Chateau Palmer £2,600.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2009 Chateau Palmer £2,550.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2008 Chateau Palmer £1,850.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2007 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2006 Chateau Palmer £1,840.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2005 Chateau Palmer £2,650.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2004 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2003 Chateau Palmer £1,940.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2002 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2001 Chateau Palmer £1,980.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2000 Chateau Palmer £3,072.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1999 Chateau Palmer £2,650.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1998 Chateau Palmer £2,300.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1997 Chateau Palmer £1,548.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1996 Chateau Palmer £2,450.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1995 Chateau Palmer £2,450.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1990 Chateau Palmer £2,807.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1989 Chateau Palmer £4,150.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1986 Chateau Palmer £2,100.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1982 Chateau Palmer £3,900.00 12x75cl