An Extraordinary Wine Tasting – Featuring Chateau Palmer
Come enjoy distinctive and rare wines of Chateau Palmer! One of the truly outstanding and rare Bordeaux’s. We will taste two vintages of the Alter Ego de Palmer and two vintages of the renowned Chateau Palmer.
Jean-Louis Carbonnier, Director The Americas for Chateau Palmer will join us for this special evening to share his unique knowledge of Chateau Palmer and the wines we will enjoy that evening. What a great opportunity to learn from a true expert.
This will be a very special evening – priced at $100.00 including gratuity and sales tax.
A little history about Chateau Palmer…
In 1814, Lieutenant-Colonel Palmer made a name for himself. His military and feminine conquests predate this future Major General of the British Army and aide-de-camp of the Prince Regent. Madame Marie Brunet de Ferrière, widow of Gascq, does not resist. On her way to Paris, seated by her side, the young widow sold her in one day the Médoc wine estate which she had just inherited. A boon. Without even having visited it, this son of Bath brewer becomes owner of the domain of Gascq, famous for the quality of its wines since the beginning of the 18th century. In almost 30 years, the gentleman is working to enlarge, modernize and give it a timeless style. The one who now bears his name: Château Palmer.
In the middle of the nineteenth century, in Paris, Emile and Isaac Pereire are all business. Railways, real estate, banking ... High-tech industries bear their seal. Insufficient. These sons of immigrants, raised in Bordeaux, dream of grandeur on their lands of heart. Both want to acquire Château Palmer. In 1853, the estate belongs to them. They organize it around a neo-Renaissance castle. A standard door of its vineyards, built from scratch in just one year.
Since 1938, Château Palmer stands out among the best Bordeaux wines. In less than a century, four dynasties first, then two of them, lead the field to international recognition. On the one hand, the Mähler-Besse family, originally from the Netherlands, has established itself in the textile trade and the wine trade. On the other, the Sichel family, specialized in England, France and Germany in the distribution of great wines. Together, their descendants rebuild the vineyard after the war, sign several exceptional vintages, including a legendary 1961, before entrusting Thomas Duroux the management of Château Palmer and continue to develop the estate in a more responsible, attentive to world around him.
Our event will start promptly at 6:30pm.