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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 1996
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Medoc
  • Margaux
  • Bordeaux Red Blend
  • Red
  • EE2051
  • EE2056
Lot 7

1996 Chateau Palmer Margaux - 750ml - 6 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$2,200 - CAD$3,300

Bid Increments

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 6 bottle(s) of 1996 Chateau Palmer Margaux - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $2200 - $3300 with a reserve of $1700. The bottles in this lot come from collection 11415.

Condition

Bordeaux In Neck
These wines are from a portion of the cellar of an esteemed Private Club in Toronto. All were purchased on release and stored in a pristine temperature controlled cellar.
The score for 1996 Chateau Palmer Margaux is 91 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1996 Château Palmer is a wine that never quite fulfilled its potential. There is satisfactory fruit intensity on the nose, blackberry and truffle, a touch of vanilla and violet developing with time in the glass. The palate still feels a little backward, but there is good grip and freshness. This is a harmonious 1996 Margaux and yet it feels conservative and straight-laced on the tobacco-infused finish. It is quite a "serious" Palmer, yet it does not quite back it up in terms of complexity or, for want of a better word, "soul." Good...but you end up wanting more, especially having tasted the likes of 2000, 2005 and 2010 alongside.