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Château Palmer 2012

Château Palmer 2012

Velvety, layered, nutty, mineral

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Taste Profile: Full red
Varietal: Merlot 48%, Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Petit Verdot 6%
ABV: 13.5%
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Appellation: Margaux
Winery: Château Palmer

Size: 750ml

Accolades

96 points, Robert Parker
"Château Palmer is one of the vintage’s superstars. Opaque purple, with a gorgeous nose of blueberry, blackberry fruit, licorice, incense and graphite, the wine has a multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like richness, stunningly well-integrated acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol, a finish of close to 45 seconds and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This is a great wine from Margaux in 2012 and one of the vintage’s most remarkable efforts. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040+. The final blend was 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot."

97 points, James Suckling
"This is mind-blowing with complex and superb aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants and raspberries. Full-bodied, yet polished and velvety with lots of tension and intensity. Layers of fruit and character. Finishes with pure fruit, hazelnuts and minerals. About 20 hectares of 55 hectares were from biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2022. Stunning."

95 points, Decanter
"Magnificent black-red, wonderful concentration with velvety density of texture, superbly rich yet elegant, exotic yet constrained, great wine." - Steven Spurrier

Taste Notes

Eyes: Deep purple
Nose: A gorgeous nose of blueberry, blackberry fruit, liquorice, incense and graphite
Mouth: Multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like richness, stunningly well-integrated acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol, a finish of close to 45 seconds and a full-bodied mouthfeel

How to Enjoy

Pair with beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb or smoked duck.

Serving temperature: Room temp. at 16-20°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening

About this Product

Since 2010, Château Palmer has been carefully keeping a part of its production in its historic cellar. 10 Years On marks a new milestone in the wine industry's calendar: the release of a vintage ready to be revealed.

For Château Palmer, whose wines reveal themselves over time, ten years marks an age of reason, the crossing of a first level of maturity. Aged in the cellar, the wine matures in the shade and silence, revealing its identity, its character, the spectrum of its aromatic nuances with serenity. After ten years of ageing in the bottle, in the light of tasting, it can finally reveal itself. Or wait patiently for another peak.

After ten years of cellaring and silent evolution at the estate, Château Palmer 2012 emerges from its reserve: a harmonious and bewitching wine, which seduces instantly.

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About Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a leading wine estate in Margaux. Within its appellation, Palmer is certainly the closest rival to their first growth neighbour, Ch. Margaux. Although officially ranked a third growth, at their best the wines of Ch. Palmer are among the greatest anywhere in Bordeaux.

The estate dates to the 17th century, though it was not until 1814 that Englishman Charles Palmer took ownership and gave it his name. In 1938, the estate was bought by four Bordeaux négociant families, two of whom – the Sichel and Mähler-Besse families – own the property today. Since 2004, the estate has been led by the charismatic agronomist and oenologist Thomas Duroux, who had lately returned from a stint making wine at Ornellaia, in Tuscany. He undertook major renovations including a complete modernisation of the grape reception area, the vat rooms and barrel cellar. In the vineyards, the technical team began experimenting with biodynamic farming and today Palmer is among the leading biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux.

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About France

French wine is nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place.

Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understanding of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

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About Bordeaux Blend

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired red blends, have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends.

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties in specified percentages, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux Blends in California may include equal amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, for example.

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