Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a quintessentially beautiful Bordeaux château sited on the outskirts of the village of Margaux. Palmer is named after an Englishman, Major-general Charles Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in the early 19th century after the Napoleonic wars, and it is now under the control of Franck Mähler-Besse, the son of a Dutch immigrant.

Palmer is second only to Château Margaux itself on Margaux's quality ladder and its highly sought-after wines are far superior than its 3rd growth status suggests. Palmer is planted with an unusually high percentage of Merlot for Margaux, which often accounts for over 40% of the blend and hence its similarities with the great wines of Bordeaux’s Merlot-dominated right bank.

In 2010, Château Palmer underwent a complete modernization of the vat rooms and barrel cellar, and a small cellar was built devoted to experimental wine making projects, like producing white wine and even a sweet, white, Vin de Paille. As well as Palmer’s grand vin, the estate has produced Palmer Alter Ego since 1998, which yields from different plots than Palmer and is produced with a different blend than the Grand Vin. However, Château Palmer does not view the Alter Ego as a second wine.

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  1. Cadman Fine Wines Château Palmer 2002 101691
    Château Palmer 2002

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  2. Cadman Fine Wines Château Palmer 1996 100371
    Château Palmer 1996

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    Château Palmer 2009

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