Once a part of the ancient estate, château d'issan, divided by the heirs of the foix-candale family in 1748, 50 hectares of vineyards came to the gascq family. Though without association to any noble château, the wine produced became château de gascq, quickly established in the market and served at the court of versailles under louis xv. Château palmer, is a winery in the margaux appellation d'origine contrôlée of the bordeaux region of france. The wine produced here, was classified as one of fourteen troisièmes crus (third growths) in the historic bordeaux wine official classification of 1855. the property is situated in the communes margaux and cantenac, and its wine is considered to be one of the two most popular third growths. Since 1998, the château has been producing also a second label, not a second wine, alter ego de palmer, selected from the same quality terroirs, but employing different wine-making techniques and different proportions of grapes. In order to produce an earlier-drinking wine. Some 40% of the estate's production, is now sold as alter ego de palmer. The result has been a significant reduction in the quantity of wine sold as château palmer (from nearly 20,000 cases before the introduction of alter ego de palmer to 11,000-12,000 cases currently). The previous second wine, la réserve de général, is not a component of alter ego de palmer, but is now sold off in bulk.
- The Château Palmer is a 3rd Grand Cru classé in Margaux, in the Médoc. The Château Palmer itself was built in 1856 by brothers Emile and Isaac Péreire, great industrialists of the time since they invested as ... Learn MoreAlter Ego de Palmer 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)$99.00 Per item
- The Château Palmer is a 3rd Grand Cru classé in Margaux, in the Médoc. The Château Palmer itself was built in 1856 by brothers Emile and Isaac Péreire, great industrialists of the time since they invested as ... Learn MoreAlter Ego de Palmer 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)$150.00 Per item
- "Most serious Alter Ego ever. More inner Ego now!" James Suckling "This is one of the most stunning estates in the Medoc and when their wine is good, it is very good. Fine florality and black fruits on the nose. ... Learn More
- A rich attack begins the tasting of this wine. Some alcoholic notes of black cherries and kirsch subside into a long finish. The tannins show themselves to be super silky, persistent but with some wood showing on the finish. A ... Learn More
- Regarded a “Super Second” (but technically a 3me growth), Palmer is capable of producing wines that equal or even outstrip the quality of its famous Premier cru neighbour, Ch. Margaux. Named for the wealthy English military man who bought the ... Learn More
- The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. "...the bouquet is perhaps not quite as intense as some of its peers and takes time to click into fifth gear. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, briary ... Learn More