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Producer : Château Palmer
Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)
Bottle Per Case : 1 x 1500 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"A glorious Palmer with layers of seductive floral notes and sweet spices. Just maturing and revealing its depth, this Palmer is one to keep discovering over the next few decades. Still youthful."
94 points - Jeannie Cho Lee MW, May 2014
95 points - Falstaff Magazine, Jan 2016
94 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, July 2009
|Bottles Per Case||Single Bottles|
|Bottle Size||1500 ml|
|Region||Bordeaux (France), France (France)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$599.00|
Château Palmer is a winery in the Margaux appellation d'origine contrôlée of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The property is situated in the communes Margaux and Cantenac, and its wine is considered to be one of the two most popular Third Growths.
In order to produce an earlier-drinking wine, since 1998, the Château has also been producing a second label, not a second wine, Alter Ego de Palmer, selected from the same quality terroirs, but employing different wine-making techniques and different proportions of grapes. Some 40% of the estate's production is now sold as Alter Ego de Palmer. The result has been a significant reduction in the quantity of wine sold as Château Palmer (from nearly 20,000 cases before the introduction of Alter Ego de Palmer to 11,000-12,000 cases currently). The previous second wine, La Réserve de Général, is not a component of Alter Ego de Palmer, but is now sold off in bulk.
Since 2004, Palmer has been managed by Thomas Duroux, formerly a winemaker of Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia. The vineyard area extends 55 hectares, planted 47% with Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. The annual production of the Grand vin Château Palmer is 11,000-12,000 cases; of Alter Ego de Palmer, 7,000-8,000 cases.
It's important to remember that taste is subjective, and personal preferences play a significant role.
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