Palmer & Co.


Brut NV ('96 Base) JEROBOAM 3L|Vintage|Base 1996

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Perpetual Solera Aged 10 Years on Lees

Foods

Foods


Biscuit Honey

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Black Cherry Cherry

Reims

Reims

What to expect


Despite this being labelled as 'non-vintage' all of the fruit for this was sourced from the excellent 1996 vintage. There is a very small amount of reserves in this which is why they had to label it NV. You have just come across a very exciting find!

"Champagne Palmer & Co. Vintage Brut 1996, Jeroboam (aged in Palmer’s cellars for more than 20 years; not available at retail). As a treat, because Champagne Palmer was being newly introduced to New York City by Constellation Brands, I tasted its 1996 from Jeroboam (double magnum). After tasting all of the other very young Palmer Champagnes, the 1996 was a hedonistic pleasure to drink. This 1996, a great vintage, has entered its mature phase, drinking very well after 22 years, but should stay on this plateau for another five to ten years. It has secondary aromas and flavors of honey and dried red and black berries. I had expected that the 1996, especially from a Jeroboam, might be too young, but it was virtually perfect and scored 97". - Ed McCarthy | Wine Journalist & Educator.

Emperor is proud to have secured this small allocation with a total of 8 Jeroboam's in Australia. Do yourself a favour and invest in this gem of a wine.

$699.99

Club Price $664.05 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Perpetual Solera Aged 10 Years on Lees

Foods

Foods


Biscuit Honey

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Black Cherry Cherry

What to expect


Despite this being labelled as 'non-vintage' all of the fruit for this was sourced from the excellent 1996 vintage. There is a very small amount of reserves in this which is why they had to label it NV. You have just come across a very exciting find!

"Champagne Palmer & Co. Vintage Brut 1996, Jeroboam (aged in Palmer’s cellars for more than 20 years; not available at retail). As a treat, because Champagne Palmer was being newly introduced to New York City by Constellation Brands, I tasted its 1996 from Jeroboam (double magnum). After tasting all of the other very young Palmer Champagnes, the 1996 was a hedonistic pleasure to drink. This 1996, a great vintage, has entered its mature phase, drinking very well after 22 years, but should stay on this plateau for another five to ten years. It has secondary aromas and flavors of honey and dried red and black berries. I had expected that the 1996, especially from a Jeroboam, might be too young, but it was virtually perfect and scored 97". - Ed McCarthy | Wine Journalist & Educator.

Emperor is proud to have secured this small allocation with a total of 8 Jeroboam's in Australia. Do yourself a favour and invest in this gem of a wine.

About the House

About the House


Food suggestion 

The champagne house was founded in 1947 by group of 7 growers in the town of Avize. They called themselves 'Société des Grands Crus de la Champagne' because at the time, only growers that owned grand cru vineyards could join. Between them, they had grand cru vineyards in the areas of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims and they banded together as they were seeking to make better wines than they could achieve separately. So how did the name come about? Well this truly is an interesting story and through our research we discovered some interesting facts. The founders at first tried to create an acronym using their initials to form a name, which you can imagine was frustrating and ended nowhere. At a loss with what to do, the story goes, a very famous biscuit company called Huntley & Palmer, based in Berkshire, UK, inspired them. They were biscuit makers to the Royal family and received Royal warrants by Napoleon III. Apparently as many imports were restricted during the war back in the 1940's, the people of Reims or Remois as they are referred to were prepared to pay more for a packet of biscuits than a bottle of champagne! This inspired the champagne house.  

Food suggestion 


We would recommend gathering with many great friends and simply enjoy it. To stop yourself falling over (as Emperor doesn't encourage consuming copious quantities of any alcohol without food), have a medley of dishes, cheese plate, smoked salmon blinis, steak tartare and seared scallops. Let the wine do the talking.