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Although not quite as fine as First Growth Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer is a close rival and, of course, less expensive. But not by much, today's price being around 5,000 euros (S$7,440) for the 1961.

A Third Growth that punches above its weight

Chateau Palmer regularly outperforms the Seconds, not just in quality but also in price.
May 22, 2015 5:50 AM

CHATEAU Palmer distinguishes itself by refusing to behave like a proper Third Growth (1855 Bordeaux Classification). Firstly, its very name sounds more English than French. But more important, it regularly punches above its weight and even above the officially designated Seconds. Indeed, it was