Château Palmer extends an invitation to all great wine lovers for 2011’s market re-entry, this Thursday September 23rd. After ten years of silent evolution in the property’s cellars, Château Palmer 2011 is ready to arise from its reserve: a rare, singular and powerful vintage, most surely magnified over time.
A rare vintage
Half a century after the legendary 1961 vintage, Château Palmer 2011 distinguishes itself with its very low yields: twenty hectolitres per hectare, a historic low in its time. Blame goes to a hostile month of June, inflicting on the vineyard, both hail and heatwaves, one after another. The result? A concentration as beautiful as it is unexpected, full of great potential right from the start.
A unique vintage
Truly atypical for the left bank, Château Palmer 2011 breaks free from the vintage’s solar and precocious branding to entrench itself in its terroir, matching frank acidity with extremely precise tannins. Forty years after the misunderstood 1971, an unexpected miracle of grace and balance, it has joined the shortlist of unique wines that arise from the ordinary despite complicated conditions.
A powerful vintage
An aesthetic and powerful wine, perfect for keeping, Château Palmer 2011 is currently emerging from its reserve phase, ready to reveal its prime characteristics. Its distinctive velvetiness, draped in a fleshy and generous structure, deploys notes of fresh spices and precious wood that resonate with force. From the height of this first ten year peak, this promising 2011 has not finished its evolution ...
"An atypical great wine on the Bordeaux scale, Château Palmer 2011 breaks free from the vintage’s brand to entrench itself in its terroir. Undeniably, a prominent wine in the Palmer’s history... "
Thomas Duroux, Director of Château Palmer
Since 2010, Château Palmer has preciously kept a large part of its production in the property’s historic cellar. If the Primeurs week, which traditionally takes place in Bordeaux in the spring, remains the perfect opportunity to present young, delicate wines waiting to be kept, Palmer thus inaugurates in 2020 a new concept: the second and last market re-entry, after ten years of meticulous vigilance at the château, a vintage ready to be tasted.