1986 Château Palmer

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux

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Community Tasting Note

  • oldwines Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 24, 2019 - In my cellar since release. Decanted at 4pm and tasted over the next 6 hours and with Christmas Eve dinner. Medium garnet color with no bricking. Nose was very expansive with floral tones, earthy leather and sous bois and a red fruited undertone. Palate still had some tannic structure and bright acidity. Flavors included red cherry, red currant and red plum in layers with earthy leather and tobacco throughout. Very long finish. Delicious throughout the night but eclipsed for just a few magical moments by the ‘70 Ch. Lascombes.

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  • Purple Tooth commented:

    12/25/19, 1:21 PM - Old wines, you always bring the cool notes on the old wines! Very nice, and now curious about the 70 Lascombes. Merry Christmas!

  • oldwines commented:

    12/25/19, 7:05 PM - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Definitely check out the Lascombes...very fun and interesting time we had with it. The “oldwines” user name isn’t an accident as you have noticed!

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