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Grape Variety: 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2030
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Deep garnet with a brick rim. Very pure aromas of warm cassis, kirsch and dried lavender over a touch of truffles and game. The power of the palate is in the taut structure of medium +, fine grained tannins and medium to high acidity, fleshed-out by generous rich fruit. Very long finish. Beautiful balance. – Robert Parker
Château Palmer is named after a British officer, Major General Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in 1814. It is the top estate of the Margaux appellation after Château Margaux. 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.
Palmer is classified as a 3ème Cru Classé and was established as a Super Second long before Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou and Pichon-Lalande, and in some years (1961, 1966, and 1983) it is as good as any wine in Bordeaux.
Palmer's relatively high Merlot content makes Palmer the closest in style of any leading Médoc properties to the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion.
|Grape Variety||51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||94 Points|
|Wine Spectator||94 Points|