Chateau Palmer 2023

Format : a case of 6 bottles (0.75 L)

€257.50 / bottle (0.75 L)

Wine Advocate – W. Kelley 96/100

Assemblage 2023

Merlot 46%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Petit Verdot 4%

In-Stock En-Primeur (delivery in early 2026)









Chateau Palmer





Bottle size

0.75 L


a case of 6 Bottles (0.75 L)

Chateau Palmer 2023 Description

Chateau Palmer 2023 vintages are ever-changing, each with its unique character. In 2023, under unpredictable skies, a delicate and profound interpretation of the terroir has positioned this vintage among the greats of Château Palmer. Following a relatively cool and damp winter, the Merlots began budding in the last week of March. An unimpactful frost on the night of April 4 ushered in a volatile, warm, and humid spring, heightening the plant’s vegetative vigor. Vigilance and expertise were crucial to managing the resulting cryptogamic pressure. Flowering occurred from May 31 to June 5 in sunny, dry conditions, setting a promising tone for the harvest.

June brought a paradoxical summer, both hot and cloudy. Mid-veraison was achieved on July 25 for the Merlots, followed three days later by the Cabernets. August’s gloomy skies initially raised concerns about the harvest’s quality. However, conditions shifted with an initial heatwave from August 17 to 24, halting plant growth and enhancing fruit ripeness. A second, harsher yet beneficial heatwave followed ten days later, further concentrating the grapes.

Harvesting began on September 11 with the Merlots, which exhibited fragrant aromas and majestic tannins. The process was paused for seven days due to stormy weather, allowing for an optimal late-season harvest of the Cabernets. The resulting fruit showed harmony and ripe tannins. Blending was completed in December, and despite the unpredictable weather, the 2023 vintage boasts beautiful aromatic freshness. This vintage promises wines of harmonious mastery, cultivating their unique velvety texture.

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