Palmer-St-Margaux-2016

Palmer, (St. Margaux), 2016

2016 Bordeaux Future
“The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 29 hectoliters per hectare between 3 and 18 October. Matured in 65% new oak (my sample coming from a used barrel), the bouquet is perhaps not quite as intense as some of its peers and takes time to click into fifth gear. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, briary and mineral scents; it is very focused, but maybe less extrovert and more classic in style compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, quite firm in the mouth with slightly tarry black fruit, hints of black truffle developing towards the finish that feels masculine and linear. It has very impressive length, completing what is an intellectual Palmer, one that I suspect will really blossom in bottle.” -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (95-97 Points)
Expected Arrival: Autumn 2019
NO PREARRIVALS OR FUTURES ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN PROMOTIONS

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D1692
Varietal: Bordeaux Future
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Palmer
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$310.00
Quantity
Case
$3,720.00
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D1692
Varietal: Bordeaux Future
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Palmer
Description

2016 Bordeaux Future
“The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 29 hectoliters per hectare between 3 and 18 October. Matured in 65% new oak (my sample coming from a used barrel), the bouquet is perhaps not quite as intense as some of its peers and takes time to click into fifth gear. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, briary and mineral scents; it is very focused, but maybe less extrovert and more classic in style compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, quite firm in the mouth with slightly tarry black fruit, hints of black truffle developing towards the finish that feels masculine and linear. It has very impressive length, completing what is an intellectual Palmer, one that I suspect will really blossom in bottle.” -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (95-97 Points)
Expected Arrival: Autumn 2019
NO PREARRIVALS OR FUTURES ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN PROMOTIONS