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Palmer 2020 En Primeur: “Precise”

  • The wine has been released internationally at £2,880 (12×75).
  • “Clear potential,” according to James Lawther MW.
  • Today’s release will need 98-points or higher from Neal Martin to be Fair Value.

The 2020 Château Palmer has been released for €240 per bottle ex-négociant, up 49.1% on the 2019 release and an equivalent price to the 2018 release.

The international trade is offering the wine for £2,880 per 12×75, 26.6% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Critical Opinion

Palmer did not send samples to critics so only those critics located in Bordeaux will have tasted and scored the wine.

James Lawther MW awarded the wine 18+/20 points. He found, “lots of life and persistence, the tannins fine-grained and fresh. Clear potential”.

Jane Anson awarded the wine 97-points, saying, “the aromatics grab hold straight away”. Jean-Marc Quarin gave 98-points.

Fair Value

Prices for Château Palmer are most closely correlated to Benchmark Critic scores (where one is available).

Today’s release at £2,880 per 12×75 would need a Benchmark Critic score of 98 or higher to be Fair Value.

The 2011 and 2012 vintages currently offer value at 96-points. The 2015 and 2016 vintages also provide value but with increasingly higher critic scores.

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