There is very little doubt that Chateau Palmer is one of the best producers of wine in the world. The famous Margaux winery of rich history was one famous purchased by the Pereire brothers, the rivals of the Rothschild Family in 1853. Because of the purchase so close to the the 1855 classification, they weren’t able to bring their chateau to a First Growth level in time and as such we’re placed in the Third Growths.
Still, there is little doubt of the Chateau’s excellence– it’s long been considered one of the best. That reputation has only grown since 2004, when the winemaking control was passed to Thomas Duroux, the famous former winemaker of Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia. Duroux’s 2015 vintage was especially one to remember as he saw his 1st label receive a perfect 100-point score from James Suckling and the Alter Ego receive a resounding 96-point score as well.
In my opinion, this is easily one of the best bargains in the other-worldly 2015 vintage from the big name players. This is the 2nd label from the iconic Chateau Palmer (not a 2nd wine, don’t call it a 2nd wine!) but as Jeb Dunnuck correctly put it, “it’s a sensational wine on its own.” I also happen to have the best price in the country on this wine shipped directly from the Chateau. $400/btl for the 1st wine, just $89/btl today. This is a great collector’s wine and makes for an ideal gift this holiday season.
Just 36 bottles of this beauty to go round.
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96 Points, James Suckling
This is sensational, characterized by such purity and beauty and with aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, cedar and lavender. Full-bodied, tight and focused — in part thanks to sensational tannin tension that is intense yet polished. Needs five to six years of bottle age to come together. Great second wine of Palmer.
95 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is a beautifully perfumed wine. It has ripe black fruits that shoot through the richness. It has a velvet texture, rounded and already smooth. There is just a shot of tannin and the hint of wood at the end. (Barrel Sample)