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The Story

Vintage after vintage, the wines of Château Palmer express our vision of an exceptional wine. We believe that it is born of the mysterious trilogy – terroir, history, memory – and all of our efforts are concentrated on bringing it into the world. Distinction, high standards and commitment are the values that guide every choice we make from the vineyard to the table where the wine is served.


Knowing
Knowing your terroir, your grapes, and your wines – this is a threefold enterprise of patient observation. What seems to be a given is in fact a matter of exacting standards at every moment. To know the terroir you have to become intimately familiar with it. We strive to know the grape variety, subsoil, and exposure of each and every plot but also of each and every row within the plot, as we regard every vine as a unique individual. To know our grapes well, we closely monitor their development until maturity. To know our wines, we taste the batches, the vats, the barrels, and the bottles again and again.


Understanding
Progress in œnology has provided us with insight into the development of wines. Progress in agronomy has given us a better understanding of the life of our vineyards. This makes for more precision in our interventions as much in the winery as in the vineyards. Applying the best technical innovations in a spirit of reconciliation between science and craftsmanship, we use all relevant means to reveal the unique character of the Palmer terroir with each new vintage.


Creating
With the grapes that nature offers us, our job is to create the best possible wine. Is this craftsmanship or artistry? No doubt both. Like skilled craftspeople that love their trade, we select and blend the batches with meticulous care. And like artists, we let ourselves be swept away by the work that is born, as it imposes itself upon our will, surprises, amazes and transcends us.


Kindling desire
Ultimately our goal is to make Château Palmer wines as desirable as can be. To achieve this, everything we do, whether we work in the vineyard, the winery, or in the offices, is informed by high standards and a sense of detail Nothing is left to chance, not the choice of paper for a label, or that of an etching for the wood crates, or of a theme for a reception. 

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We went from one end of the Bordeaux spectrum to the other, as in a flight of 1928s.  The 1928 Palmer was an all-star bottle, and actually the consensus favorite of the flight.  It had what I would call a perfect claret nose.  It was sweet with cassis, tobacco, candle wax and cream.  It was like a good day on Wall Street: rich but getting richer by the minute.  The Jackal gave it 98 points, and I had to agree (98).

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On the nose again violets, earth and truffles. On the palate it opens with a sensual mix of truffles, black cherries, tobacco and some soil notes. Cedar emerges, and there is exquisite elegance here. This is brilliantly rich in fruit, marvelously expressive, with slightly gritty sweet tannins at and past the mid palate. The ’28 contours are still so evident, though a silky intensity pervades the whole experience. Tobacco and ripe berries emerge again; it lacks just some of the composure, finesse and nuance of the Chateau Margaux, but why quibble with such excellence? The finish is awash in leather, black fruit and soy, and it reverberates bountifully and movingly. 97 Points

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Margaux, Bordeaux

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