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Château Palmer 2012 3eme Cru Margaux

PALM160
A great result for this Chateau this vintage. After the First Growths this is traditionally one of the highest performing châteaux, along with Ducru Beaucaillou, Cos d'Estournel and Leoville Las-Cases and it is always in high demand. With more Merlot than Cabernet in the blend and a miserly yield of only 28hl/ha , this is an inky black cassis filled wine, dense, beautifully polished and finely textured.
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Margaux
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2022 through to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
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£235.00
 

Château Palmer

After the First Growths this is traditionally one of the highest performing chateaux and is always in high demand. Winemaker Thomas Duroux has overseen the chateau’s first 100% biodynamic wine this vintage, following a journey that began back in 2008.

Tasting Notes

97 points James Suckling "This is mind-blowing with complex and superb aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants and raspberries. Full-bodied, yet polished and velvety with lots of tension and intensity. Layers of fruit and character. Finishes with pure fruit, hazelnuts and minerals. About 20 hectares of 55 hectares were from biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2022. Stunning." (2/2015)

Food Matches

Enjoy with braised lamb with giant white beans.

Press Comments

Robert Parker, 2015: "Château Palmer is one of the vintage’s superstars. Opaque purple, with a gorgeous nose of blueberry, blackberry fruit, licorice, incense and graphite, the wine has a multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like richness, stunningly well-integrated acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol, a finish of close to 45 seconds and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This is a great wine from Margaux in 2012 and one of the vintage’s most remarkable efforts."