Château Palmer Margaux 2018

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Château Palmer Margaux 2018

Château Palmer Margaux 2018

$553.35 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Margaux

2018

3rd Growth

53% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% Merlot
7% Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux

ESTATE HISTORY 

Appearing in the 17th century, the estate only became “Château Palmer” in 1814 when Charles Palmer, a brilliant British officer, gave the property his name and soon imposed it on the best tables in London. In 1853, the Pereire brothers, entrepreneurs and bankers under Napoleon III, pose with rigor and passion, the milestones and structures that will allow Château Palmer to register in his time and in the famous classification of 1855. In 1938, four families of merchants are acquiring the property offering a long period of stability that will be illustrated in huge vintages. At present, Château Palmer is still in the hands of two of these families, the Sichel and the Mähler-Besse.

TERROIR

Acreage: 55 Ha
Château Palmer is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. Behind the alluvial land of the palus sits the Brauzes plateau, the first gravelly terrace. This is well-drained land, rich with the deposits of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, but washed clean of organic matter. Difficult soil for agriculture, but exceptional for grape growing.

Soil: These stones vary in type, including quartz and quartzite, chalcedony and lyddite, originating from the Quaternary era, much of it arriving in Bordeaux having been swept down from the Pyrenees by the Garonne. They form a fairly deep surface layer, up to four metres deep in places, over a hard bedrock.

VITICULTURE

The vines have an average age of 38 years and about 1 hectare of land is cleared and replanted each year. Biodynamic farming. 

WINEMAKING 

Aging: 18 to 21 months in oak of which 45% is new.

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS 

98 points James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Complex nose of black cherries, blackberries, dark chocolate and floral undertones with perfume-like character. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Elegant on the palate with structure. Savory and balanced, complex and layered. Long finish. Really lingers. This has really evolved into a beautiful white swan after a difficult debut from barrel! Tiny production. only 11 hectoliters per hectare. Try after 2024.

100 points Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
memorable vintage for both good and bad reasons, with yields that dropped down to 11h/h after mildew, but with a concentration and precision that is remarkable. This truly is a briliant wine. There are hints of dried fruit character, wrapped in the complexity of a wine stacked with cigar box, ripe berry fruit, dark chocolate, marmalade zest, turmeric and black pepper spice, layer upon layer, all served up with fresh acidites that make it moreish at the same time. Unusual, and beautiful. Harvest September 13 to October 15, 60% new oak.
Pairs well with duck breast with dried cherry sauce. 
      

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