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Château Palmer 3ème Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château Palmer 3ème Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Palmer 3ème Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Palmer 3ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

This domaine, which has historically enjoyed a strong reputation in English-speaking countries, produces a perfectly refined, fruity and velvety Margaux.

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Lot Description: Château Palmer 3ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 12.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Margaux
  • Classification: 3ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: SC du Château Palmer
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2020
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 52
  • Volume: 140000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • After ageing for 20 months, Château Palmer's wine is worthy of taking its place again, as it does every year, in the very closed circle of Bordeaux's greatest wines. The subtle balance between aromatic richness and powerful tannins, consistently offered by Palmer's wines, results in unforgettable nectars, reflecting a blend of grape varieties in which equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon give the wines a supple, full-bodied, velvety character. The range of flavours extends from blackcurrants to liquorice, to cherries, flowers and spices.

    Château Palmer is named after the English major general, Charles Palmer, who acquired the property in 1814. His objective was to promote his wine within British high society and, to this day, the British remain very fond of it. The vineyard was purchased in 1853 by the Pereire brothers who built the existing château. In the 1855 classification, Palmer stumbled on the podium and was awarded the rank of third Cru Classé. However, it was considered by many to be the best wine in the appellation, until the revival of Château Margaux at the end of the 1970s which sparked the old rivalry again. Today, it belongs to several families, of French, English and Dutch nationality. Harvests are of course manual, and vinification traditional; the grapes from each plot and each variety being vinified in separate vats to bring out their individual characteristics.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
88/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
90/100Wine Spectator
16/20 (2009)Bettane & Desseauve
15,5/20Jancis Robinson
17/20 RVF
90/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2020

Tasting notes - Extract
"The Palmer 2003 is showing a slight over-ripeness on the nose: mulberry, prune, raisin and earthy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with very ripe, grainy fruit. The acidity is low. (...)" (R. Parker / N. Martin - 03/2013)