Red

1986 Château Palmer

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2002 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 116

  • acyso wrote: flawed

    September 9, 2019 - Dinner at Pizzeria Bebu (Chicago, IL): Served blind as to vintage. Sadly there was a slight bit of TCA that got worse in a hurry. But in the five minutes I was able to evaluate this, I found plenty of the magical Palmer perfume; the palate though was quite thin and structural. Given the higher tannin content, I guessed 1975; I'm pretty happy with that.

  • ilee Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 20, 2019 - Healthy ruby color, with bright floral and red berry notes on the nose. But on the palate, the fruit is weaker than I remember. It has lost weight since my last encounter, and had trouble holding up against the rich flavors of the Hainan chicken rice (house version) we were having. It's not unpleasant, but it's past its best, and will not make old bones. Drink up, drink up!

  • englishman's claret wrote:

    June 12, 2019 - 2019 Palmerathon: Slightly off I think, but initially at least showing enough of the dense, plush, deep raspberry and violet to give an idea as to what the 86 Palmer has to offer and where it stands stylistically in the line-up of the 1980s. The substance underneath the flaw was at least in the 94 range.

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  • Audun G wrote: 90 points

    March 16, 2019 - Aromatic, and typical Margaux on the nose, with flowers and leather. Also some aromas in the direction of TCA. These disappeared after a while. Quite rustique on the palate, which could related to the vintage. Maybe not a perfect bottle. Or, should it have been decanted more?

  • richy1849 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 9, 2019 - Lovely nose! Perfect color! Needs a couple of hours of decanting to resusitate this 86. Cedar, raspberry and blueberry overtones. Good match with rack of lamb.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Code 000001975055

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 686 (65%)
  • Consumed 351 (33%)

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Community Recommendations

duck, game, lamb, liver, meat, roasted, steak, stew

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96% Like It  28 votes

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