Chateau Palmer, Margaux 2016 the best ever what about 1970 & 1966 two very strong years.

Mar 01, 2019,17:02 PM

I just got an email highly recommending I jump on the 2016 Chateau Palmer, a wine I enjoy very much.  The went on with a comparison that triggered me to see what I had lurking in the cellar.

They said the 1983 and 1989 Palmer’s were wines that made me see stars.  The 1966 and 1970? Mesmerizing.  But wow, the 2016 has that extra gear that makes this THE Palmer for the ages. " 
and further added 

"Full-bodied, deep, incredibly concentrated and powerful, it nevertheless just glides over the palate with flawless purity and balance, present, ripe tannins, and a finish that just won’t quit.This is Bordeaux at its most regal and classic.It will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for half a century.100 points"

Reading up on my 1970 Palmer looks like I need to drink what I have but happy to say the with Parker giving the 1966 a solid 96 points says I am good for drinking to 2030.  So I need to make a move on the 1970.  I also have some 1999 and 2004 Palmer not to shabby.

Have a great wine weekend.


My 1966 Palmer sitting pretty in the original purple issue paper.

1966 Chateau Palmer

1970 Chateau Palmer

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Palmer one of my all time favourites.

 By: emcquillan : March 1st, 2019-17:21
I even like semi-off years. The 2000 is sublime now and has many years to go. The 2005 is an infant that will be a blockbuster. The ‘09 and ‘10 will one day be sublime. I asked the representative from the Château his favourite year at a Palmer dinner in m... 

It is one of those favorites I have like Lynch Bages.

 By: Bill : March 1st, 2019-17:27
I agree you will not be disappointed even the off years. Talking about off years or "Adjacent" I some 1981 Petrus. Now that is pretty weird. Best Bill

Lucky you!

 By: halkcb : March 1st, 2019-17:59
Chateau Palmer is one of my favourite wines from Margaux and you're correct in saying they produce more than decent wines in light vintages.I recall my very first Palmer was a 1977,which was so perfumed albeit mid body and length that it surprised me ,as ... 

Very interesting to hear the Palmer 83 surpassed the 82. A great choice.

 By: Bill : March 5th, 2019-07:49
I will have to see how the 99 and 04 are tasting as they sit in the cellar. Best Bill


 By: keks : March 1st, 2019-19:03
Looking forward to those tasting notes... assume a watch from marching era will be on the wrist at the time as well!

Oh my, sounds good... [nt]

 By: patrick_y : March 1st, 2019-23:52

If i had to take three Chateau.....

 By: Baron - Mr Red : March 2nd, 2019-04:32
Palmer would be one of those three.

what would be the other 2?

 By: benzng : March 6th, 2019-15:27
learning french red wines now, bordeaux/burgundy. i love italian red wines


 By: Baron - Mr Red : March 8th, 2019-02:34
Pichon Lalande and Pontet Canet, but possibly L'Evangile too!

My father lived near Bordeaux beautiful area, wine and food

 By: Choupette - Amber : March 7th, 2019-03:50
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