Palmer's 1992 revealed good ripeness and more concentration from cask samples. Now that it has been bottled, it is clear that the fining/filtration done at bottling has removed some of the delicately constructed fruit and finesse. The color is a medium ruby and the nose offers up aggressive aromas of toasty new oak, black-cherry and blackcurrant fruit. So far so good, but once past the charming, light to moderately intense bouquet, the wine's most obvious characteristics are its lightness, dilution of fruit, and lack of concentration. This medium-bodied, light wine possesses an extremely short finish. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Chateau Palmer is a top Bordeaux wine producer found in the Margaux appellation in Bordeaux, France. The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 rates Chateau Palmer as a Third Growth, and to no surprise given the consistent output of top quality fine wines.
Chateau Palmer has been managed by Thomas Duroux since the year 2004; the vineyard spans over 52 hectares with a grape selection of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot.
Chateau Palmer has been in production of a second label since 1998, called Alter Ego de Palmer. This second label employs a different process (and grape proportions) of wine making than the primary wine, however is made from the same terroirs. The result has been a serious decline in quantity of Chateau Palmer produced; from 20,000 cases down to 11,000 – 12,000 cases, per year.
11,000 - 12,000 cases
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