Historical XIX Century Wine Château Palmer (L20.17)

16-18°CRegion: BordeauxFrance

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
320 JD

Château Palmer is a Third Growth Bordeaux with a First Growth profile. In the 19th century, it was a common practice to “hermitage” the wines. Bordeaux châteaux would add to their wines a certain quantity of wine from the Rhône – notably from the region of Hermitage – whose syrah would strengthen the structure and power of the claret. A few bottles can still be found dating back to this period, whose labels note the name of the cru and the word hermitagé, all from vintages preceding the AOC regulations which finally ended this practice.

Then in the 21st century, Château Palmer came up with the idea of bringing this forgotten tradition back to life. Years ago, during a visit to a renowned collector in California, Thomas Duroux, the director of the property, had the rare opportunity to taste a 19th century Bordeaux Hermitagé. The emotions experienced that day, in the presence of a wine more than a century old, have been fully expressed in the renaissance of Palmer’s own hermitagé, the Historical XIXth Century Wine. A definitively historic wine, whose name honors the storied past of the great wines of Bordeaux. By law this Vin de Table cannot list a vintage but the batch number on each bottle notes the vintage year. Only 4000 bottles are made on the years they are made at all!

Tasting Notes

This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah will astound the taste buds with a lush mosaic of flavors that includes mocha java, plum, tobacco, and boysenberry. The nose is full of aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry and a touch of graphite. In the mouth repeats the red fruit with velvety tannins and robust with a large balance. A wine to age. A rare wine that combines the excellence of a prestigious Margaux wine and Rhone wines, Historical Xixth Century Wine 2017 will delight lovers and collectors of great wines from all over the world.

Food Pairing

Ideal with wild game and cheeses.

Country: Bordeaux - France


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