Ch Palmer 1982
Château Palmer usually has as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (along with a small amount of Petit Verdot), which helps give the wine a fleshy and generous structure. It can be drunk young, but will also reward long cellaring. The Palmer vineyards cover 55 hectares (136 acres) in the Cantenac commune, mostly on a plateau of thin gravel on the edge of the estuary. The 1982 vintage was the vintage of the century. These two bottles are from the same excellent cellar. The corks are very sound, the fills are near perfect, and the labels are very good.