1961 Chateau Palmer Margaux
80 Ratings
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80 Ratings
1961 Chateau Palmer Margaux

Wine Description

(From 2004 Vintage) Purple-ruby color of very high intensity. Expressive nose of very ripe dark berries, bracken, cinnamon, wood, peony, violet, smoke, and fresh mint. Perfectly ripe fruitiness, full, tender tannins and lots of freshness in the mouth. Elegance is the prevailing note here with an ideal expression of the terroir. The finish is already long and gorgeous.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1983 Vintage) Red-ruby. Rather evolved, chocolatey nose shows hints of oxidation. Too old in the mouth and starting to lose its fruit. This can't be right. But I've found considerable variation with this wine, with...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 84 on Dec-92
  • Robert Parker