2011 Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2020 - 2037
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2011 - Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2020 - 2037
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £2,630.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £219.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £2,160.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2012, Score: 93-95

    My favourite wine in the appellation of Margaux this year and a beautiful example of Palmer’s famous refinement of fruit. A hugely complex wine with its ripe sweet merlot fruit flavours, supported by a driven intensity from the cabernet. The very low yields of just 20hl per ha make this a very concentrated wine with a long layered finish. A wine with great potential and delicious to boot!

  • Goedhuis, April 2012, Score: 93-95

    Palmer reveals a bit of muscle in 2011 with a more Médoc than Margaux feel. Pencil lead, cassis and bramble berries open up onto the palate while an underlying earthiness grounds it. This feels like it will be guided into a more savoury direction with age. Dense but very uplifted, structured yet feminine, it finishes on pronounced minerality, giving it a Pomerol feel not that dissimilar to La Conseillante in style.

  • Robert Parker, April 2012, Score: 92-94+

    Chateau Palmer’s 2011 yields of a minuscule 20 hectoliters per hectare were caused by the overall drought conditions, the extreme heat at the end of June, and some problems during flowering. Only 55% of the crop made it into Palmer, and given the lowest yields since 1961, the final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon possesses huge tannins, but they are remarkably velvety and sweet. This opaque purple-colored, dense, concentrated, full-bodied wine will need time to totally form its personality. The harvest, which occurred between September 10-24, produced a big, boisterous, concentrated wine that should age for 25-30 or more years.

  • James Suckling, April 2012, Score: 95-96

    Palmer only made 20 hectoliters of wine a hectare. That must be the record for the smallest production in the vintage. Extraordinary concentration for the vintage with full body and rich velvety tannins yet it's fresh and intense. Really impressive and powerful. Wow. One of the wines of the vintage.

  • Decanter, April 2012, Score: 18.5

    Dense colour, ripe red and black fruits, superb concentration and controlled power, very polished and intensely expressive, 1st Growth quality. Drink 2017-2035. (5 stars).

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2012, Score: 18.5

    55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13% press wine. This year it was more a case of 'infusion' than extraction – to get the colour, fruit and structure without too much tannin. The free-run juice was very pure, the press wine creamy. Deep dark cherry colour. Again aromatic, less floral than the Alter Ego (which has all the Petit Verdot), graphite and dark, elegant fruit, not in the least leafy. Really mineral. Tannins are so polished and so fine though they coat the mouth with a very fine layer and add to the freshness. Cool and utterly long and clear. Tannins are very hard to describe because there is a dry finesse but also a creamy roundness that comes later in the mouth. No spicy exoticism in this vintage, plenty of classicism. Drink 2021-2035.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2012, Score: 92-95

    Shows an ample core of kirsch and bright cherry fruit that's very expressive, with flecks of white pepper, violet and tobacco. The racy acidity is well-embedded, and this has solid length, with a velvety edge in reserve that lets extra cassis and violet notes emerge. Should stretch out nicely during the rest of its élevage. Tasted non-blind.


Château Palmer

Château Palmer has many followers. Indeed in certain vintages it even rivals Château Margaux itself. Its 1961 was one of the most compelling wines of the vintage outperforming most first growths. Many deem this château far more noble than its original classified third growth status which can be confirmed by its price.



Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.