Palmer 2012

Cult Wines Price: £1,100.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Palmer, Palmer, 2012

Tasting Notes Palmer 2012

96

A wine with a vertical palate for the vintage. Deep and rich with polished tannins, beautiful fruit. Layered and very long. Blueberries, hazelnut, cedar and a mineral, creamy character. Fabulous for the vintage.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013
92-95

The 2012 Palmer's inky/purple color is more saturated than most Margaux's, and it offers complex notes of blackberries, cassis, licorice, truffle and spring flowers. The wine is dense, rich and full-bodied with a muscular appeal, but the tannins, as high as they are, are sweet and well-integrated. None of the new oak used during the wine's upbringing is noticeable. Interestingly, this wine showed no evidence of dilution from the October 7-9 rainfall. I suspect it will require 3-4 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades. Thomas Duroux produced a brilliant 2012 Palmer that is unquestionably one of the stars of the vintage. High levels of tannin were up there with their best vintages, at least analytically. The final blend of 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot results in a style of wine that is totally different than that of its nearby neighbors, Chateau Margaux, Rauzan-Segla and Malescot St.-Exupery.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
92-94

Tasted from a barrel sample at en primeur. The Palmer was picked between 1st and 15th October at just 28hl/ha because of the previous vintage since the vines had been pruned back to four buds per vine. A blend of 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the Grand Vin is very opulent on the nose for the vintage, the merlot much more expressive than the Cabernet with nascent scents of crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with thick juicy tannins, a crisp citric line of acidity and a sense of weight and solidity on the tightly-coiled finish. This Palmer will probably need several years bottle age. Certainly a very good grip on the finish with a marine like aftertaste. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

Palmer Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Palmer 2018 Chateau Palmer POA 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,870.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2017 Chateau Palmer £1,050.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2016 Chateau Palmer £2,602.00 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 £1,790.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2012 Chateau Palmer £1,100.00 6x75cl
Palmer 2011 Chateau Palmer £1,826.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2010 Chateau Palmer £2,700.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2009 Chateau Palmer £2,600.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2008 Chateau Palmer £1,850.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2007 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2006 Chateau Palmer £1,820.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2005 Chateau Palmer £2,820.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2004 Chateau Palmer £2,100.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2003 Chateau Palmer £1,930.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2002 Chateau Palmer £1,900.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2001 Chateau Palmer £2,268.00 12x75cl
Palmer 2000 Chateau Palmer £3,200.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1999 Chateau Palmer £2,637.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1998 Chateau Palmer £2,400.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1997 Chateau Palmer £1,632.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1996 Chateau Palmer £1,749.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1995 Chateau Palmer £2,450.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1990 Chateau Palmer £2,850.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1989 Chateau Palmer £3,652.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1986 Chateau Palmer £2,400.00 12x75cl
Palmer 1982 Chateau Palmer £3,900.00 12x75cl