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2009 Château Palmer

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ITEM 8461100 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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$370
Item Sold Amount Date
I8545351 1 $385 Nov 24, 2022
I8545351 3 $385 Nov 24, 2022
I8513731 1 $380 Nov 6, 2022
I8461100 1 $370 Oct 2, 2022
I8419208 1 $390 Sep 4, 2022
I8396022 2 $390 Aug 21, 2022
I8359477 1 $410 Jul 31, 2022
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RATINGS

98James Suckling

This has such class and power. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries, with hints of violets. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and a juicy finish. Solid and extremely pretty. Fabulous finish.

97Robert M. Parker Jr.

One of the all-time great Palmers... thrilling levels of concentration and intensity... phenomenally concentrated, viscous, opulent... This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000.

95Wine Spectator

This is on another level from most in the appellation, with gorgeous layers of warm currant confiture, smoldering tobacco, licorice snap, warm paving stone and anise all framed by tarry but integrated grip. Stays sleek and well-defined...

95Stephen Tanzer

Very ripe aromas of boysenberry, chocolate, violet and minerals. Wonderfully silky and intense, with terrific complexity to its dark berry, floral and minerals flavors. ...texture of liquid velvet, with its seductive raspberry...

16Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a Third Growth Bordeaux with a First Growth profile. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that “Palmer can be as profound as any of the first growths… (and in some vintages) Palmer can be better than many of them.” The estate takes its name from Charles Palmer, an English military officer who bought the property in 1814 and spent the rest of his life improving it and buying additional vineyards. The estate was later purchased by French entrepreneurs and today is owned by a consortium of families in the negociant business. The estate includes 128 acres of vineyards planted to 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. About 130,000 bottles are produced each year. Besides its wine, the estate is known for its exquisite château with neo-gothic turrets worthy of a fairy tale castle. It was built in 1856 by Charles Burguet, one of the period’s most renowned architects. Since 2004 the estate has also produced Palmer Historical XIXth Century Wine, a blend of grapes from Palmer’s Margaux estate and Syrah grapes from the Rhone Valley. By law his Vin de Table cannot list a vintage but the batch number on each bottle notes the vintage year. Only 4000 bottles are made annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.