Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: PALM185
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 transformation to biodynamic winemaking, a journey started back in 2008. This is the fourth fully bio-dynamic vintage.

Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a true star of the Margaux appellation, situated on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region. Named after a British officer, Major General Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in 1814, it is located in the centre of the Margaux appellation, and its vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 5%) lie on a sparse gravel plateau. Third Classified Growth of the official classification of 1855,Palmer was established as a Super Second long before Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou and Pichon-Lalande and is the top estate of the Margaux appellation after Château Margaux. Blessed with an exceptional terroir located in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, Château Palmer is rather unusual for the Médoc, with its high proportion of Merlot, making it the closest in style of any leading Médoc properties to the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion. After building its reputation on vintages that have become legendary, Château Palmer continues to make history under the direction of the talented Thomas Duroux, who has overseen the chateau’s first 100% biodynamic (in 2017), following a journey that began back in 2008.
The devastating frosts missed Palmer, apart from a few inland plots which are usually designated to Alter Ego. A yield of 38hl/ha. A very impressive Palmer, deep purple in colour with a bouquet that fills the glass with aromas of violet and dark rip black fruit. The palate is rich with layer upon layer of ripe blackcurrants, blueberries and creamy well integrated oak. This a beautifully poised and balanced wine with a very long and intense finish.
Enjoy with braised lamb with giant white beans.
Aged in 50% new oak.

“This is a sexy and well formed 2017 with very velvety and suave tannins that go on for minutes. Full bodied, soft and round. Extremely long and lasts for minutes.” James Suckling – April 2018

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