The extremely fancy chateau building on the extremely fancy label of Chateau Palmer makes it easy to spot in a crowd of clarets and through the 50s, 60s, and 70s (particularly in 1961), it often lived up to its label by outshining its more illustrious neighbour, Chateau Margaux.
Palmer is pretty much the original super second, is extremely reliable (and therefore one to look for in lesser vintages), and usually has the highest merlot content of any classified growth in the Medoc.
Since 2014, Chateau Palmer has been entirely biodynamic.
Chateau Palmer also produces a second wine, called Alter Ego de Palmer, a white wine, called Vin Blanc de Palmer, which is almost impossible to find, and a pud wine, which there is no point even commencing a search for.
Please allow around 2 weeks for delivery of this wine.
2015 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux
Alternatives in Margaux for 2015
2015 Chateau Siran: £40
2015 Chateau Prieure Lichine: £49
2015 Chateau du Tertre: £53
2015 Chateau Marquis de Terme: £56
2015 Chateau Kirwan: £56
2015 Chateau Giscours: £60
2015 Chateau D’Issan: £79
2015 Chateau Rauzan Segla: £100
2015 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux: £230
2015 Chateau Margaux: £1450