Palmer 1966 750ml (Mid Shoulder Fill)
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Palmer 1966 750ml (Mid Shoulder Fill)

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WA 96.  "Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1966 Château Palmer has long been considered one of the finest wines of that vintage. Perhaps over-shadowed by the 1961, it remains a marvelous Margaux that continues to give pleasure. I tasted three different bottles of the 1966, two bottles side by side at the vertical tasting in London, though I have chosen a bottle subsequently tasted in Bordeaux the following March since this was served blind. The nose is wonderful: dusky black fruit, cedar, autumn woodland scents, perhaps more Saint Julien-like than the 1961, which is unequivocally "Margaux." The palate is medium-bodied with sufficient fruit, very fine tannins and perfectly judged acidity. It is a different character to the 1961. It does not have the same flair and profundity, but it is what you would describe as "proper Claret" - a little austere and conservative, but harmonious, fresh and amazingly long; and I noticed a nuanced ferrous element on the aftertaste. It has always been an outstanding Palmer that deserves respect and great bottles continue to shine. Tasted March 2016."

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