2012 Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux

Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Palmer
Region
Margaux, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2022-2042
Case Size
3x150cl
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2012 Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Palmer
Region
Margaux, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2022-2042
Case Size
3x150cl
Available Now

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Case price

£980.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2013, Score: 91-94

This delicious wine concentrates on the success of the Merlot in 2012 with 48% of the variety in the blend, in comparison to just 46% of Cabernet and 6% Petit Verdot. The result is a beautifully giving wine with huge generosity of fruit. This is layered, rounded and wonderfully succulent. Whilst not powerful it has lovely balance and will give lots of pleasure.

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Producer

Château Palmer

Château Palmer has many followers. Indeed in certain vintages it even rivals Château Margaux itself. Its 1961 was one of the most compelling wines of the vintage outperforming most first growths. Many deem this château far more noble than its original classified third growth status which can be confirmed by its price.

Region

Margaux, Red Bordeaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.

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