ABOUT THE WINE
Château Palmer is named after a British officer, Colonel Charles Palmer (later Maj. General), who settled in Bordeaux in 1814. It is located in the centre of the Margaux appellation, and its vineyards lie on a plateau of clay and gravel soils. Historically the estate has always prided itself on the exceptional quality of its wines, declassifying whole vintages (as in 1963 and 1968) when conditions weren’t conducive to the usual high standards of the property. Classified as a 3ème Cru Classé, it punches significantly above its classification. Since the 2017 vintage, they have been certified 100% biodynamic.
Composed of 52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, this vintage produced a sensational wine characterized by purity, beauty and aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, cedar and lavender. Medium to deep garnet-purple colour with a gorgeous nose of ripe plums, cassis and crushed cherries with touches of incense, lavender and chocolate box. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and vivacious in the mouth, finishing with great elegance and finesse. Ripe tannin, solid mid-palate depth and ample sweet fruit make it a great second wine of Palmer. Requires five to six years of bottle age to come together. Enjoy between 2020 - 2034.
Brilliant with grilled pork chops with apple chutney or seared duck breast with cherry sauce.
This vintage’s production was 50/50 divided between the Grand Vin de Chateau Palmer and the Second Wine ‘Alter Ego’ de Palmer, a testament to its quality.