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1955 Château Palmer

abv 12.5%
  • 93 WA
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55924-1955-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Tasted at the Chateau Palmer vertical in London, the 1955 Chateau Palmer is one of those venerable wines that I am so glad to have observed over a period of time. Initially it seems a little overshadowed by the 1953, feels a little rustic and disjointed, missing some detail. Coming back later, however, there is a magical transformation. The bouquet reveals a sublime, sorbet-like freshness with vibrant red cherry and strawberry fruit that |dances| with abandon. The palate is underpinned by candied red fruit that is sorbet fresh, with racy acidity and a sense of energy and animation on the finish that is entrancing. This is another great 1955 Left Bank wine from one of the most underrated post-war vintages. Tasted May 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Although Palmer stands among ten Third Growth properties located in Margaux, its primary rival for best of appellation comes from the first growth estate Chateau Margaux. Palmer's original name was Chateau de Gascq, but was changed to its owner's namesake after its purchase by General Charles Palmer in 1814. The current owners are the descendants of the Sichel and Mahler-Besse families, who acquired the property in the early 20th century.

    Chateau Palmer is traditionally made with the assemblage containing a higher-than-average percentage of Merlot (up to 40%). The vineyards are situated on gravelly stone over bedrock. Palmer wines are generally rich, supple and a very fruit-forward in character. In addition to its grand vin, Chateau Palmer also produces a second wine called Alter Ego de Palmer, previously known as Reserve de General.

    See other similar producers:Clos Louie,Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste,Chateau Leoville Barton

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 14 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors