Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a highly renowned wine estate located in the Margaux appellation in Bordeaux, famous for producing some of the most prestigious wines in Bordeaux.

Classified as a 3rd growth in the 1855 classification, many Bordeaux connoisseurs would argue that the level at Château Palmer is equivalent to a 1st growth level.

History

Château Palmer has a long history dating back to the 17th century. It officially became a wine producer in the early 19th century when Charles Palmer, a British officer, acquired the property.

In 1938, the estate was purchased by the Sichel family, who still own and operate it today. The family has been dedicated to maintaining Château Palmer's high quality and reputation.

Today, Château Palmer produces two wines that express the terroir of Margaux in their unique ways:

  • Château Palmer: This is their signature wine, known for its great finesse and elegance. Typically a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.

  • Alter Ego de Palmer: The second wine from Château Palmer, more accessible in its youth. This wine is also a blend but has a higher proportion of Merlot, making it softer and more fruity in both flavor expression and tannins.

Grape Composition

Château Palmer is known for its harmonious and well-balanced blend of grape varieties. The primary grapes used in their cuvées include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon often contributes structure and complexity, while Merlot adds richness and softness. Petit Verdot may be used in smaller amounts to add color, freshness, and a spicier character to the wine.

10 of the Greatest Vintages

Here are some of the top vintages from Château Palmer that have stood out for their high quality, depth, and great aging potential.

  • 1961

  • 1983

  • 1990

  • 1995

  • 2000

  • 2005

  • 2009

  • 2010

  • 2015

  • 2016

Château Palmer remains one of the most respected and sought-after wine estates in Bordeaux. Here at ShareWine, there are good chances of finding wines from the estate at a wine auction, including rare vintages not commonly seen in the market.

See auctions with wines from Château Palmer

Bordeaux
3 bottles (total price)
Flot og spændende Bordeauxsæt 1 stk Chateau Palmer 1985 2 stk Chateau Meney 1994 Opbevaret i temperaturstyret kælder og vine der ligger flot i deres drikkevindue nu. Mulighed for en unik Bordeaux oplevelse.
3 Days 18 Hours
Frederiksberg
Current Price:
1,155 DKK
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Bordeaux
3 bottles (total price)
Flot drikkemoden Bordeaux fra temperaturstyret kælder. 1 stk Chateau Palmer 1986 1 stk Chateau Meney 1994 1 stk Chateau Pieure-Lichine 1989 Stor Bordeaux oplevelse med Palmer som flagskibet👌🍷
3 Days 18 Hours
Frederiksberg
Current Price:
1,950 DKK
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Bordeaux
2 bottles (sold together)
Maison Sichel, som er familiefirmaet bag Chateau Angludet har eksisteret siden 1883. Familien´s perle er uden sidestykke 3. cru classe slottet Chateau Palmer i Margaux. Sichel Margaux er lavet som en signatur vin for familien og er blød, elegant med moderate tanniner
6 Days 15 Hours
Grindsted
Current Price:
2 items of
195 DKK
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Perfekt flaske. A-stand. Parker 97+ point: "A blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored, 2017 Palmer gives a very serious nose of pronounced blackcurrant cordial, warm plums and blackberry preserves with hints of cedar chest, pencil shavings, violets, dark chocolate and star anise plus exotic wafts of sandalwood and cassia. Medium-bodied, the palate features fantastically vibrant, crunchy black fruits with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced. It will need a good 5-7 years to really blossom with all those tightly wound nuances, but it should be a stunner!"
3 Days 18 Hours
Lyngby
Wine-Searcher:
i 1,985 DKK
Current Price:
2,000 DKK
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A+ sjælden kæmpe vin. Har været lavet i få år.
3 Days 18 Hours
Hammel
Wine-Searcher:
i 2,700 DKK
Current Price:
1,899 DKK
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Kæmpe vin i suveræn årgang. Vinen der burde klassificeres som 1. Cru ligesom Chateau Margaux. Det er ikke blot førsteudfordreren til Château Margaux i appellationen, men i det hele taget en af de fornemste vine på hele Médoc. Opbevaret korrekt siden køb. Kan sendes/afhentes fra Sønderborg.
3 Days 19 Hours
Sønderborg
Current Price:
3,000 DKK
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