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Chateau Palmer 2006

Chateau Palmer 2006

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Chateau Palmer 2006

A silky and elegant Margaux wine

The estate

Château Palmer is a star in the Margaux appellation, on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. After having built its legendary story on vintages that have become mythical, Château Palmer continues to write its history under the direction and guidance of the talented Thomas Duroux.

The vineyard

Benefiting from an exceptional terroir located in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, Château Palmer comprises an unusual grape composition in the Médoc, with a strong emphasis on the Merlot variety, which appears alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

The vintage

A hot and dry year, 2006 was marked by shifting weather conditions. The late budburst at the end of March preceded a flowering that was carried out under fine and cool weather. From mid-June to the end of July, a peak of high temperatures, fortunately punctuated by short stormy rainfall, led to an early veraison. The weather changed abruptly in August with cool, rainy conditions that slowed down ripening and maintained significant disease pressure. The vigilance and work in the vineyard carried out by the château's teams were decisive. The end of August saw the return of the heatwave and the acceleration of the ripening process, but at the same time weakened the grapes’ skins. This was followed by a cool, rainy period during which a rigorous decision was made to harvest each plot at the most important time. Despite the climatic instability throughout the year, 2006 is a vintage that harmoniously blends richness and powerful tannins with utter elegance, subtlety and depth.

The blend

Merlot (44%)

Cabernet Sauvignon (56%).

Château Palmer 2006: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


A bright, beautiful red colour with slightly evolved hues.


The nose blends red fruit (redcurrant) and spicy fragrances with woody and herbal notes.


The palate is seduced by this wine’s smooth tannic structure and its silky feel.


Enjoy today, Château Palmer 2006 can wait in the cellar until 2040 to reveal its full aromatic palette.

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Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Palmer was wonderful out of barrel ten years ago and now in bottle, it fulfills its promise with a stunning, precise bouquet of maraschino, iodine, cassis and tobacco scents that seem a few years younger than its Margaux peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that cloak its sweet core of cassis and blackcurrant fruit. However, what is so striking is the fineness of the tannin and just how well that oak is subsumed into the fabric of the wine. This is a long-term proposition: a great Margaux from Thomas Duroux. Tasted January 2016.