In 1938, four Bordeaux families – Sichel, Mähler-Besse, Ginestet, and Miailhe – all active in the Bordeaux fine wine trade – joined together to buy Palmer and restore it to the rank it deserved. Two of these families have since left the estate, leaving the Sichel and the Mähler-Besse families at the helm. Since their acquisition of Château Palmer, the families of shareholders have applied single-mindedly the key principles that contributed to the prosperity of this great wine: authenticity, quality and constancy. Thanks to their sustained uncompromising efforts, this exceptional terroir continues to produce outstanding wines, sought after by wine lovers throughout the world.
Intense ruby-red with deep purple highlights. Nose with hints of vanilla, raspberry, redcurrant, and bay leaf, with understated oak. Beautiful balance between alcohol and tannin on the palate. Concentrated with rich tannin and attractive freshness. Warm, generous aftertaste. Deserves further ageing in order for the alcohol and tannin to integrate into the structure.
Goes along on many tasty meats. Especially good with lamb, veal or beef, either cooked or grilled. Also offers a great match to many strong cheeses.
Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, 2011: "Bright dark color. The most complex nose of the tasting, with a fantastic combination of coffee, crème anglaise, red fruit, cigar box and virginia tobacco. Smooth and deep-bodied in an ultra refined style but with great energy. A fantastic success."