chateau palmer 3eme cru classe, margaux 2021
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
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2021 chateau palmer 3eme cru classe, margaux

Why We're Buying

Most châteaux produce a grand vin and a second wine. Not Château Palmer. It has two labels, one named after the winery and another called Alter Ego de Palmer. While the red wines use the same terroir, they require different winemaking techniques and proportions. This ingenuity is a testament to the creativity and quality that has made Château Palmer a staple of Margaux.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The late-ripening, low-yielding vintage has delivered a beautifully balanced wine of striking intensity in the 2021 Palmer. Unwinding in the glass with complex aromas of blackberries, exotic spices, licorice, violets and burning embers, it’s full-bodied, layered and enveloping, with a deep, concentrated core of fruit, ripe tannins and lively acids, concluding with a long, expansive finish. If recent vintages of Palmer have set new records in their power and richness, the 2021 marks a return to the classical proportions of the 1990s—with all the additional concentration and precision that Thomas Douroux’s pioneering viticulture and thoughtful winemaking have brought to the equation at this address in the interim. The grand vin is a blend of 56% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, picked between September 24 and October 15. 95-97