Chateau Palmer is the latest Bordeaux estate to release its prices today. Millesima recently talked with Thomas Duroux, General Manager about the 2010 vintage.
What makes 2010 really remarkable is that we were able to produce wine with an incredible depth, with an incredible concentration, but keeping what makes Bordeaux so magic. Beautiful acidity. Beautiful freshness in terms of aromas. In other words, beautiful balance in the wine. – Thomas Duroux, Chateau Palmer
The 2010 vintage has received excellent scores from Robert Parker (95-97), Jancis Robinson (18), Decanter (19.5), James Suckling (97-98), and Wine Spectator (95-98).
Roger Bohmrich on 2010 Chateau Palmer
Palmer’s 2010 is instantly attractive to the eye with its opaque black plum-purple color. A blend which is very similar to 2009 (54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot), the wine exhibits a reserved yet profound aroma with notable concentration and density. There is an immediate impression on the palate of sweet fruit and richness, though youthfully withheld. This is a large-scaled Palmer defined by ripe, superbly integrated acidity and very fine tannins. The wine is noble and harmonious already, with no austerity despite its structure. – Roger Bohmrich, Master of Wine
Palmer’s second wine, Alter Ego de Palmer, is also available.
A 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Alter Ego conceals its richness (14.5% alcohol) within a firmly defined format. The wine is strikingly pure to the nose, with perfectly ripe, nuanced black fruits (cherry, plum). Quite closed on the palate, it conceals rich, layered fruit with an elevated level of acidity and tannic grip. Alter Ego has reached a very high level with its 2010 and, with its concentration and structure, the wine will have considerable aging potential. – Roger Bohmrich, Master of Wine
Buy both 2010 Chateau Palmer and Alter Ego de Palmer through Millesima USA.