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Château Palmer 3ème Cc Margaux Bordeaux Margaux Rouges Français 2011

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"Chateau Palmer’s 2011 yields of a minuscule 20 hectoliters per hectare were caused by the overall drought conditions, the extreme heat at the end of June, and some problems during flowering. Only 55% of the crop made it into Palmer, and given the lowest yields since 1961, the final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon possesses huge tannins, but they are remarkably velvety and sweet. This opaque purple-colored, dense, concentrated, full-bodied wine will need time to totally form its personality. The harvest, which occurred between September 10-24, produced a big, boisterous, concentrated wine that should age for 25-30 or more years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (92-94+ pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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Chateau Palmer:
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, ch... Read more
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, characterized by the softness and refinement of silk, the warmth of velvet, and the leather of noblesse. The unusual combination of grape varieties – as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petit Verdot – gives Château Palmer a bouquet of extraordinary complexity, with fruit, flowers, and spice wrapped in a fleshy and generous structure. The subtle balance between aromatic richness and powerful yet always restrained tannins makes Palmer a wine of incomparable charm, even when very young. Its length leaves the persistent memory of a heady mix of sensations and emotions. Long barrel ageing is essential for Château Palmer to give full expression to its gravely soil and reveal all its body and flesh. This ageing continues very slowly for many years and even decades in the bottle. Your patience will be generously rewarded when you taste an old vintage. It exudes a particularly rich and complex aromatic finish, sometimes exotic, always unforgettable. Wine tasting is a meeting of two living bodies as they surrender to each other, the human being and the wine. Tasters always have expectations from the wine they choose: good wines meet them; Château Palmer exceeds them. Read less

External Reviews for Château Palmer 3ème Cc Margaux Bordeaux Margaux Rouges Français

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

55% merlot, 45% cabernet sauvignon. Vines are planted on 55 hectares of stony gravel soils at a density of 10,000 per hectare, and are on average 35 years old. All are harvested by hand. Yields were an incredibly low 20 hl/ha. Deep garnet core with a... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chateau Palmer 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Tasted 2 Times With Consistent Notes Palmer's 1945 (never tasted stateside) is one of the few 1945s that can be called exceptionally opulent, super-rich, and fat in its chewy, nearly over-ripe frui... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1945 Chateau Palmer 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

A wine that shows excellent structure with ripe fruit and soft warm tannins. It has weight while retaining its crisp acidity and intense black-currant flavor. R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

A wine that has density, structure and firm tannins, with touches of wood. At this stage, it is solid and impressive; and the tannins draw the great fresh fruit into the heart of the wine. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chateau Palmer 3000ml



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"Chateau Palmer’s 2011 yields of a minuscule 20 hectoliters per hectare were caused by the overall drought conditions, the extreme heat at the end of June, and some problems during flowering. Only 55% of the crop made it into Palmer, and given the lowest yields since 1961, the final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon possesses huge tannins, but they are remarkably velvety and sweet. This opaque purple-colored, dense, concentrated, full-bodied wine will need time to totally form its personality. The harvest, which occurred between September 10-24, produced a big, boisterous, concentrated wine that should age for 25-30 or more years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (92-94+ pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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