Alter Ego de Palmer 2019 Margaux Château Palmer
It is 1814, in the time of Napoleon, when British Army General Charles Palmer, known to the Court for his conquests, returning from a fight, runs into the Gascq family in the Medoc who, as the young heir that he was, wanting to dispose of the Château, finds in Charles the new owner.
The château, built around 1860 under the direction of the Péreire brothers, alternates between dark moments and more glorious ones until 1938, when four prominent families join forces to restore Château Palmer to its rightful fame.
The Sichel and Mahler-Besse families remained loyal to the Château from then until now, and since 2004 have entrusted the management of the Palmer winery to renowned winemaker Thomas Duroux.
Château Palmer’s 55 hectares under biodynamic management since 2008 are composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot with an average annual production of 210,000 bottles. In each vintage, the % of grapes used change to stay true to its style and weather patterns.
Ruby red in color with violet hues, the nose has notes of violet, tobacco and truffle. The palate releases with great freshness and elegance to distinguish the taste and style of a great Mar- gaux for long aging.