Château Palmer (3rd Growth)

Straightforward, as well as beautifully round and fresh.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156020059

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  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Alcohol 13%
  • Composition:
    51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot
  • Winemaker Notes Classed as a 3rd Growth in 1855, Château Palmer consistently outperforms its ranking and is universally considered as one of the Médoc's finest wines. Recognised for its outstanding quality by top tasters all over the world, Palmer is a rare and much sought after wine. The Sichel Family are co-owners of Château Palmer. Palmer was named after the English General, Charles Palmer, who acquired the property in 1814. After investing heavily in the property over several years, financial difficulties forced the General to sell the property. Notable among Palmer's successive owners was the Péreire family of bankers who built the Château itself that has become so famous. In 1938 a consortium of four families - French, English and Dutch - all well established names in the world of wine, took over the property and still own it today. One of these is, of course, the Sichels.
  • Tasting Notes Elegant bouquet reminiscent of vanilla, mint, wild roses, and roots. Magnificent balance on the palate. Straightforward, as well as beautifully round and fresh, with a sensual mouth feel.

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  • Vineyard Situated in the heart of the Margaux appellation, the vineyards of Château Palmer are divided into three zones, all planted on gravel soil with clay subsoil that produces the world renowned wines of the Médoc.
  • Vinification All the wines produced at Château Palmer are aged in oak and fined with fresh egg white before bottling. Oak-ageing is not only essential for the wine to express its provenance and terroir but also allows it to mature fully and reveal its complexity, structure and volume. The wine will continue to develop in bottle for many years after this. For example, the bouquet will only really develop after several years and will continue to gain in complexity thanks to the slow process of reduction that takes place in bottle. The unforgettable hallmarks of Palmer - its breed, its rich but elegant romantic complexity, particularly noticeable on the finish - are then apparent and always memorable.

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