Red

1986 Château Palmer

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 113

  • 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.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 95 points

    February 21, 2019 - Unlike the 85 alongside which benefits from air but doesn’t absolutely need it, the 86 is a tight, monolithic wine out of the gate. This absolutely needs 2 hours of decanting before really over-delivering with a suave nose - elegant but with lots of the power of 86; red currant, blueberry, plum, cedar, loam, and subtle touches of violet. A masculine expression of Palmer. Good balance, long finish. The best days are ahead (Or now with a decant). What fun to drink this with the 85 - Palmer tells the story of the two vintages articulately.

  • wineappreciation wrote: 94 points

    February 20, 2019 - Cigar box, hints of decayed blackberry, cedar, cumin; full, aged but firm and very much alive, intense and powerful presence throughout, balanced, formed, classic, forcible yet refined; lovely

  • LWI wrote: flawed

    January 19, 2019 - 1986 Left Bank Bordeaux: At first and intriguing and sweet smell, aka mature strawberries, moderate body, a hint of tannin, seductive. 94p

    After 15 minutes, it deteriorated, more brett, collapsing fruit.

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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 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 686 (67%)
  • Consumed 327 (32%)

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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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