2017 Chateau Palmer

Merlot

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Margaux

$1,815
RP 97
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3eme Grand Cru Classé

2017 Chateau Palmer, Margaux, France

GUIDED BY THE RIVER.

Vine growth got off to an ideal start, until late frosts cast uncertainty over the vintage. Fortunately, the river protected us and excellent weather conditions followed. Among the vines, the character of each plot served as a guide. The result was keenly precise wines with bold, unashamed character. With a significant lack of rainfall and a mild winter, the vines awoke early from their winter slumber. Starting in late March, the buds began opening amidst optimal growing conditions. Then, during the nights of April 27 and 28, the Bordeaux region was struck by a wave of frost. Thankfully, the river protected the majority of Château Palmer’s vineyards. Finally, late May brought fine weather which provided the perfect climate for flowering and the promise of an excellent harvest. As summer began, it brought several rainy periods which prolonged the vegetative growth of the vines. The first phase of ripening took place on schedule in mid-August. The rains of September accelerated the maturation of the skins and harvest began early on September 20. By September 29, the harvest was complete. From the moment the vinification began, it became clear that the conditions of the vintage, coupled with our vineyard management methods that respected the terroir, would provide an exceptionally clear expression of each plot.
Today, the 2017 vintage at Château Palmer is precise, without excess. The wines exhibit the elegant balance of our most classic vintages. Their velvety tannins and aromatic depth are promises of splendid ageing potentia.

BLEND
CHATEAU PALMER
Merlot 54%
Cabernet sauvignon 42%
Petit verdot 4%

ALTER EGO
Merlot 53%
Cabernet sauvignon 41%
Petit verdot 6%

HARVEST DATES
From the
20/9/2017
to the
29/9/2017

RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating: 97+). 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! Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: March 2020. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2025 - 2065.

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RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating: 97+). 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! Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: March 2020. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2025 - 2065.

2017 Chateau Palmer, Margaux, France

GUIDED BY THE RIVER.

Vine growth got off to an ideal start, until late frosts cast uncertainty over the vintage. Fortunately, the river protected us and excellent weather conditions followed. Among the vines, the character of each plot served as a guide. The result was keenly precise wines with bold, unashamed character. With a significant lack of rainfall and a mild winter, the vines awoke early from their winter slumber. Starting in late March, the buds began opening amidst optimal growing conditions. Then, during the nights of April 27 and 28, the Bordeaux region was struck by a wave of frost. Thankfully, the river protected the majority of Château Palmer’s vineyards. Finally, late May brought fine weather which provided the perfect climate for flowering and the promise of an excellent harvest. As summer began, it brought several rainy periods which prolonged the vegetative growth of the vines. The first phase of ripening took place on schedule in mid-August. The rains of September accelerated the maturation of the skins and harvest began early on September 20. By September 29, the harvest was complete. From the moment the vinification began, it became clear that the conditions of the vintage, coupled with our vineyard management methods that respected the terroir, would provide an exceptionally clear expression of each plot.
Today, the 2017 vintage at Château Palmer is precise, without excess. The wines exhibit the elegant balance of our most classic vintages. Their velvety tannins and aromatic depth are promises of splendid ageing potentia.

BLEND
CHATEAU PALMER
Merlot 54%
Cabernet sauvignon 42%
Petit verdot 4%

ALTER EGO
Merlot 53%
Cabernet sauvignon 41%
Petit verdot 6%

HARVEST DATES
From the
20/9/2017
to the
29/9/2017

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