Bordeaux Wine dinner
If we had to name our most successful wine dinner ever, Chateau Palmer would certainly be in the running. The last time, a couple of years ago, came to Bow Lane, we could easily have sold the tickets twice over. No doubt this time will be a similar story! Second growth Chateau Palmer is generally regarded as only ceding precedence to Chateau Margaux in the Medoc’s largest commune, and is one of only a handful of wines spoken of as a ‘super second’; an unofficial classification for the greatest Bordeaux without first growth status.
Chateau Palmer has always been popular in the UK. The name probably helps; the Chateau is named after Major General Charles Palmer who owned the estate in the early 19th century. The vineyard is unusual for the Medoc in having equal amounts of Merlot and Cabernet, and the recent introduction of Alter Ego de Palmer; a different rather than second wine, has seen quality improve immeasurably.
Chris Myers, export director for Chateau Palmer, will be at Bow Lane to present the Grand Vin de Chateau Palmer from three different decades, as well as multiple vintages of Alter Ego de Palmer.
This Dinner is now Sold Out