1996 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • NM 92
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1996 Chateau Palmer Bordeaux Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2010
Deep garnet colour going a little brick. The nose is very forthcoming with a good intensity of earthy loam and black truffle aromas mingled with dark cherry leather tar and black olive. Medium to high acidity and a... Deep garnet colour going a little brick. The nose is very forthcoming with a good intensity of earthy loam and black truffle aromas mingled with dark cherry leather tar and black olive. Medium to high acidity and a medium+ level of very fine tannins. Great balance. Long finish. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2009
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... 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.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Gorgeous aromas of currant and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate with silky tannins and a medium finish. A little more bottle age will open it even more. Very pretty.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best... Gorgeous aromas of currant and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate with silky tannins and a medium finish. A little more bottle age will open it even more. Very pretty.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. -JS