Something about Chateau Palmer
A Third Classified Growth of the official classification of 1855, Château Palmer is a true star of the Margaux appellation, on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region. After building its legend on vintages that have become legendary, Château Palmer continues to make history under the direction of the talented Thomas Duroux.
Blessed with an exceptional terroir located in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, Château Palmer is rather unusual for the Médoc, with a high proportion of Merlot (47%), complemented by a equal proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (47%) and some Petit Verdot (6%).
The core philosophy of Château Palmer is based on a simple desire: to reveal the pure expression of a complex terroir. In quite the forward-looking approach, Château Palmer was one of the pioneers to introduce biodynamics to their vineyards in 2008.
Château Palmer is above all a unique style, exceptional in the Margaux appellation. Endowed with immense class and defined by an exemplary precision, the wines of Château Palmer present an aromatic bouquet of great nobility. The character of Merlot inevitably emerges through a brilliant expression of fruit. A silky texture upon perfectly extracted tannins, the palate is quite charming in youth, expanding significantly over the years. A great Margaux indeed.
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A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028.
Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. A very polished bouquet, some quality new oak here, some that still needs to be resolved, but underneath there is some ripe blackberry fruit interlaced with some subtle herbaceous notes in line with the vintage. The palate has noticeable acidity on the entry, quite a racy wine with blackberry, raspberry leaf and some hardness that needs to soften (perhaps a tad too much vin de presse?) Persistent finish. Assertive. Tasted October 2009.
Rich aromas of vanilla, chocolate and berry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a long, silky finish. Very fine indeed. Palmer shows power with finesse here. Best after 2007. 8,500 cases made.
Drink 2010-20 Glossy, sweet and fragrant. Looking good! Fresh and just slightly tobacco. Clean finish. Quite long.