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Palmer 2014


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 95.0

One of the leading estates in Margaux, Château Palmer has been creating superb wines for over two centuries. Ranked as a third growth in the 1855 classification, Palmer creates some of the best wines in all of Bordeaux, and rival the outstanding wines of their illustrious neighbour, Château Margaux. Their 66 hectares of vineyard are situated on a plateau of gravel, sand and clay soils and are planted with Merlot (c.47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (c.47%) and Petit Verdot (c.6%). Château Palmer is aged for 20-22 months in 50% new French oak barrels. From between 2008-2013 Palmer made the transition to biodynamic farming, which has seen a reduction in sulphur added throughout the vinification process. In turn their recent wines are teaming with freshness, whilst still retaining the richness and complexity that is typically associated with Château Palmer.



Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Refined and classy and polished with the tannins well covered by fruit. Dry finish but ambitious rather than raw. Stony finish. Appetising.

Jane Anson

Intense plum colour. Plenty of dark bitter chocolate notes on the attack, with concentrated cassis fruits and chewy tannins balanced by fresh acidities, together giving an impression of concentration and finesse. Tobacco leaf as it opens, along with liqourice, grilled cedar, and a fist of rosemary spice. This needs a few more years to really soften the austerity but its a great wine where Palmer is over-performing the vintage, something that must have given the team confidence in their decision to farm the entire vineyard biodynamically in this vintage, the 5th year after increasingly large-scale trials had begun. This was also the 200th anniversary vintage since General Charles Palmer bought the wine estate from Madame de Gascq. Harvest September 22 to October 14, 60% new oak.


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