Château Palmer's finesse, elegance and concentration, typical of the greatest wines of Margaux, are above all due to its unique terroir of gravelly rises.
However, men and women also play a key role, and have always done their utmost to make sure Château Palmer reflects its terroir as much as possible.
In fact, the French word terroir is used because no single English word conveys the subtle combination of soil, microclimate, and grape varieties. This is all brought together by winegrowers, who increase their in-depth knowledge vintage after vintage.
The successful association of fine terroirs and gifted winegrowers is what makes great growths such as Palmer so special.
Château Palmer's finesse and elegance are legendary, and its aromatic complexity is every bit as remarkable. The subtle balance between powerful, but understated tannins and aromatic richness makes Palmer an incomparably charming wine, even when very young.
The combination of grape varieties (equal amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as 6% Petit Verdot) gives Château Palmer an extraordinarily complex bouquet of fruit, flowers, and spice as well as body and structure.
Long barrel ageing is essential for Château Palmer to reflect its gravelly terroir's potential, and display volume and richness. This ageing process continues slowly for many years in bottle. A beautiful bouquet develops after the first few years of cellaring, as well as a rich, complex, very elegant, often exotic, and always unforgettable aftertaste.