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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Palmer

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Margaux

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Palmer, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2011

3x75cl £684.00

5 cases Equiv. £228.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

“The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute. A tour de force in winemaking, the Palmer team merits accolades for achieving this level of quality in a more challenging vintage than either 2009 or 2010. The “wine of the vintage” in Margaux, tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, a final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a severe selection (only 55% of the production made it into Palmer) are the reasons for this success”. 96/100 - Wine Advocate

This is the smallest crop at Chateau Palmer since the legendary `61. This 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee possesses a splendid bouquet. Notes of cut flowers, liquorice, truffle, plum liqueur and high toned berries leap from the glass - this is dramatic and fragrant. The attack is sumptuous, silky and sexy. Ample pure fruit cascades over the palate - there is a fruit explosion, yet this is in no way jammy or over blown, it maintains a demure dignity. One can really taste the impressive dry extract; cranberries, cassis and damsons. Texturally this is utterly seductive; dense but so fine. This is one of the most impressive Palmers we can remember tasting, but sadly there will only be 5000 cases produced. 10/04/2012

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