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CHÂTEAU PALMER & ITS ALTER EGO

Château Palmer’s wines. Its words. Different expressions of a single terroir, born of a common philosophy. Homages to a natural environment and to the traditions of an estate, over time they begin to resonate. Not with power, but with finesse, with elegance. With age, grand crus, the words of Château Palmer, take on ever greater meaning.

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AT WINTER TIME

A locked-down spring, stubborn mildew, a dry and scorching summer, early harvests ... Spectacular in more than one way, 2020 has finally entered into the winter season, and promises, as a reward for the fantastic teamwork and the constant attention given, a powerful vintage.

December - A locked-down spring, stubborn mildew, a dry and scorching summer, early harvests ... Spectacular in more than one way, 2020 has finally entered into the winter season, and promises, as a reward for the fantastic teamwork and the constant attention given, a powerful vintage, with a combination of the Merlot’s beautiful exuberance and the Cabernet’s profound depth.

This year has not finished surprising us, treating the multiplying restrictions as challenges to be defied: following on from the suspended period of lockdown, health care precautions and the threat of the virus like that of spring blight, along came the harvest striking deliverance hour and giving this early yield a truly unique flavour.

After a rain free summer, it was necessary, as of September 10th and under a dry, almost untenable heat, to collect, first and foremost, the Merlot whose berries immediately revealed a remarkably aromatic freshness, a beautiful acidity and a rare potency. The Cabernet grapes distinguished themselves through their depth and finesse. This year, the terroir’s declaration is crystal clear.

“Alter Ego’s and Château Palmer’s styles were so clearly shaped from the start that blending has never happened so quickly,” explains Thomas Duroux, Managing Director of Château Palmer.

The adventure has paid off, the earth knows how to reward the efforts made. Both the great wine and its mirror wine are now safely tucked away, in the cellar, building on their exuberance and their magnificent promises.

 

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THE ESTATE

PHILOSOPHY

Bedrock. Château Palmer’s wines are a red thread reaching into history. But deeper still, at the estate’s foundation, are values, commitments and community. A world unto itself, curious, sensitive, attentive… encompassing more than just wine.
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Théo Ceccaldi

Musicien
Paris
The Jazz violinist Théo Ceccaldi passionately followed the development of the 2019 vintage. His creative residency at Château Palmer is soon to give birth to a limited edition vinyl.
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"No vintage resembles the one before. This forces us to constantly question our practices, and prevents us from developing any automatisms. Our only guide is our palate."

Pierre-Baptiste Cormery, Cellar Worker, Château Palmer