Chateau Palmer : interview with with Commercial Director, Bernard de Laage de Meux

Guest Post by Millesima.

Chateau Palmer, a Third Growth in the 1855 Classification, is one of Margaux’s most prestigious wines. It was named for a British general, Charles Palmer, in the early 19th century.

The 55-hectare vineyard sits on a plateau of thin gravel and is equally planted with cabernet sauvignon and merlot (47% each), with petit verdot making up the rest. It produces two wines – the first label, Chateau Palmer, and Alter Ego de Palmer, which is made to drink earlier.

Millesima recently talked with Commercial Director, Bernard de Laage de Meux, about the estate’s history, terroir and wines.

This kind of delicacy is often described as elegance or feminism, though I personally prefer to describe it as a delicacy, because these wines are powerful… But it remains a self-controlled power, expressing itself very progressively, even better along with time. The signature of Palmer is this suavity, this charm, this appeal they have… even in their youth. – Bernard de Laage de Meux

The 2010 Vintage

Millesima recently talked with Thomas Duroux, General Manager about the 2010 vintage. The 2010 vintage has received excellent scores from Robert Parker (95-97), Jancis Robinson (18), Decanter (19.5), James Suckling (97-98), and Wine Spectator (95-98).

You can also purchase Chateau Palmer wine futures through Millesima USA.

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