Château Palmer is a 52 hectare winery situated in the communes Margaux and Cantenac. Its wine is considered to be one of the two most popular Troisièmes Crus Classés of the 1855 Medoc Classification. Since 1998, the Château has also been producing a second label, not a second wine, Alter Ego de Palmer, selected from the same quality terroirs, but employing different wine-making techniques and different proportions of grapes, in order to produce an earlier-drinking wine.
Robert Parker: « The 2012 Palmer's inky/purple color is more saturated than most Margaux's, and it offers complex notes of blackberries, cassis, licorice, truffle and spring flowers. The wine is dense, rich and full-bodied with a muscular appeal, but the tannins, as high as they are, are sweet and well-integrated. None of the new oak used during the wine-s upbringing is noticeable. Interestingly, this wine showed no evidence of dilution from the October 7-9 rainfall. I suspect it will require 3-4 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades.
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Alcohol by volume [% AbV]:
Merlot : 48 %, Cabernet Sauvignon : 46 %, Petit Verdot : 6 %
Chateau Palmer,Cantenac,33460 Margaux,FR
272 kJ / 65 kcal