The château of Palmer lies in the little village of Issan right by the main route up the Médoc. The vineyard was once a part of the vast Issan estate, but was divided by succession in 1748, when 50 hectares was handed down to the de Gascq family. In 1814 the property was sold to Major General Charles Palmer, an officer in Wellington's army. Having expended the vineyard area considerably, the general ran out of money and was forced to sell the property at a loss. The current owners - a syndicate of the Sichel, Ginestet, Mialhe and Mähler-Besse families - bought Palmer in 1938. It was classified third growth in 1855.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £3,350.45
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"Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015." Neal Martin
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