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Château Palmer,Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux

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Region: Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés
Refined Region: Margaux
Vintage: 1995
Grape Varieties:
Merlot 51% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Cabernet Franc 9% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: Out of stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
This is a gloriously opulent, fleshy Palmer that will be attractive early and keep well. A expensive new cuverie was installed for the 1995 vintage has certainly paid dividends. Dark ruby/purple-coloured, with smoky, toasty new oak intertwined with gobs of jammy cherry fruit, and floral and chocolate nuances, this medium to full-bodied Palmer is an elegant wine and very impressive. Superb.

The Domaine
Towards the demise of the Napolean era in 1814, Englishman Major General Charles Palmer crossed over to France and using a huge amount of capital, acquired the Chateau Gasque. This was the beginning of Chateau Palmer. The chateau then changed hands to banking family, the Pereire brothers and further development was carried out. However, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the chateau was relinquished and in 1938 it was bought by a few families from Bordeaux, England and the Netherlands. For these families it was worth the political risk acquiring the Palmer vineyard as they continued aiming for consistent improvement in quality. As a result of this unyielding effort, the wonderful terroir of Palmer bloomed and a magnificent wine was born.

This is a little cloudy, and the colour has aged a lot. The dominant aromas are of dried orange peel, fruit in alcohol and Havana tobacco. The texture in the mouth is satin-like with very intense evolved fruit flavours. This has some flesh to it, and the acidity is alive and present. The finish is long and finely spiced.The Wine Review of France, 06/01/2001

Le 1967 de Palmer est une révélation de ce millésime… un vin qui, loin d'être puissant et massif, incarnait au contraire la quintessence de l 'élégance… Il s'est toujours révélé charmeur, léger, mais délicieux. Il ne serait pas conseillé d'attendre ce millésime plus avant, mais je suis certain que les plus grands noms, tels …. et peut-être même Palmer, se garderont 5 à 10 ans encore.The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, 12/01/1996

Parmi les meilleures bouteilles, un très agréable 67. Michael Broadbent, 12/01/1990

Food Pairing
Beef, duck, lamb and roast chicken.

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