Palmer 2019 has been released at €161 per bottle ex-negociant, down 33% on the 2018’s opening price of €240. The wine is being offered at £1,998 per 12×75, representing a 31% discount on the 2018 release of £2,892 per case.

It comes with an international recommended price tag of 187 HT, 200 CHF, 1613 HKD, 208 USD per bottle.

Volumes released are reportedly small, with allocations based upon last year, when the Chateau saw “yields of just 11 hectoliters per hectare”. 55% of the overall Chateau production went into the first wine, according to Decanter.

Today’s release received 97 points from Jean-Marc Quarin, and 98 points from Jane Anson (Decanter). For Anson, Palmer 2019 is ‘up there with the very best vintages of this estate’. If more critics concur, at this price the wine would look like a good value offer. More scores are expected to emerge in the coming days.

Alternatively, older vintages that might appeal to buyers include the 2012 (RP 96), available at a 10% discount to today’s release. Buyers might also wish to consider the 2004, with 95 points from Neal Martin, offered at the same price, but with 15 years in bottle.

The chateau’s Second Wine – Alter Ego 2019 – was also released today at €43.5 per bottle ex-negociant. It is being offered at £540 per case. Alter Ego did not release last year due to low yields.

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