Chateau Palmer 2009

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Tasting Note:

Dark purple, inky in color. An intoxicating perfumed nose of blackberry, blueberry, violet, dark chocolate, truffle, and tobacco. Full-bodied and concentrated. The palate was silky smooth, velvety and dense. Firm tannins, with a long finish. While this is a very young wine nowhere near its drinking window, it is immensely enjoyable now. Huge potential here.


About Chateau Palmer:

Considered a “Super Second” by many, this third grown wine (from the 1855 Classification) consistently produces outstanding wines that rival First Growth standards. This wine from the Margaux appellation on the left bank of Bordeaux, is unique in that it often uses a majority of Merlot in its wines.

Three Interesting Facts:

  1. Chateau Palmer gets its name from an Englishman, General Charles Palmer, who purchased the property in 1814. He eventually sold the property in the 1840s due to economic difficulties.
  2. Since 2004, Chateau Palmer has been managed by famed winemaker Thomas Duroux.
  3. The famous chateau was built by the Pereire family in 1856 due to a rivalry with the Rothschild family.

Blend:

52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Aging Potential: 2015-2050+

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