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Chateau Palmer 3eme Cru Classe, Margaux

Description

Level mid shoulder, label slightly faded with small scratch, embossed short metal capsule, slightly worn around collar and slightly creased, generally very good appearance for age.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a legendary wine in its 60th anniversary year. The 1961 vintage propelled Chateau Palmer into the ranks of the "Super Seconds" and its appeal continues unabated. A blend of 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, it has all the hallmarks of the vintage that was hindered by March frosts and a dry summer, then blessed by late September rain which produced highly concentrated, fully ripe grapes of exceptional quality. Expect a layered, complex wine of extraordinary smoothness and length.

 

This lot comes with second-to-none provenance, having been acquired by the vendor in the early 1960s during a work placement at the Chateau. Part of a full case, this bottle is one of the few remaining and has been kept in perfect storage conditions throughout the intervening years. The vendor has offered to include some black and white photographs from his stay at the Chateau which will be sent to the successful bidder.

Critic Ratings

 

19/20 JR JancisRobinson.com 100/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

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SW8 4LP

Chateau Palmer 3eme Cru Classe, Margaux, 1961

Lot: 16

Quantity: 1, 75cl

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242682

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Chateau Palmer 3eme Cru Classe, Margaux

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1 bottles, 75cl each

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Red

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Still

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France, Bordeaux, Margaux

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3eme Cru Classe

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