Palmer 2010

Current Market Price: £2,600.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Palmer, Palmer, 2010

Tasting Notes Palmer 2010

98+

The 2010 Palmer is one of the superstars of the vintage, a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, which is just slightly different than what I indicated two years ago. The alcohol level hit 14.5%, and the wine comes across like a more stacked-and-packed version of their 2000. It is tannic and backward, but has a sensational black/purple color and a gorgeous nose of camphor, barbecue smoke, blackberry and cassis. Full-bodied, with oodles of glycerin but a relatively healthy pH, this wine has a precision and freshness that belie its lofty alcohol and extravagant concentration. This is a sensationally rich, full-throttle Palmer that could well end up being one of the all-time great wines made at this estate. It needs a good 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 50 or more years. There's no question that Thomas Duroux and the staff at Palmer are producing wines of first-growth quality, and have been for nearly a decade.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
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.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013
95

Tasted at the chateau. The Palmer 2010 is much stricter and more linear than the Alter Ego – indeed this year, I think there is quite a difference between the two. Even though the Cabernet is in the minority, it still exerts great influence over the aromatics with blackcurrant, briary and a touch of graphite (rendering it again, quite Pauillac-like in style.) The palate is medium-bodied with a rich, generous opening: black cherries, dates, liquorice and a touch of aniseed. The tannins and slightly chewy at the moment and will need taming with bottle age, whilst the finish is sweet, long and melodramatic. This is a relatively flamboyant 2010 that should age with style. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013

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 £2,500.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2015 Chateau Palmer £1,300.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2014 Chateau Palmer £1,790.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2013 Chateau Palmer £1,820.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,800.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,100.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2011 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 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 £1,800.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2001 Chateau Palmer £1,980.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2000 Chateau Palmer £3,072.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1999 Chateau Palmer £2,400.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1998 Chateau Palmer £2,147.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1997 Chateau Palmer £1,548.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1996 Chateau Palmer £2,096.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1995 Chateau Palmer £2,301.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1990 Chateau Palmer £2,807.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1989 Chateau Palmer £3,681.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1986 Chateau Palmer £2,100.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1982 Chateau Palmer £3,900.00 12x75cl