This two-month competition closes 31st March 2017
This month’s competition is sponsored by WineOwners.com, the innovative hi-tech solution for managing your wine collection online, with integrated fine wine exchange. You can join for free, with the ability to manage up to 500 different wines and buy and sell, or there are two levels of premium membership starting at £90 per annum that come with lower trading fees, bigger cellars, tools and analysis and a free subscription to eRobertParker.com worth £75. Find out more: wineowners.com.
Wine Owners is the platform for wine lovers and collectors who love nothing more than having a few rarities tucked away in the cellar, especially when the wine in question isn’t being produced any more. This month they are offering a very special prize indeed: there are a few ‘vineyards within vineyards’ owned by different producers in Bordeaux, but they’re fast disappearing as prices of classified growths have soared. One of the loveliest examples comes from a terroir within one of the most sought after Classified Growths in the Médoc, the famous Margaux second growth, Château Palmer.
The Charton family were a dynasty in charge of Château Palmer’s vineyards. Pierre Chardon (1903-1994) along with his son Claude were responsible for much of the restoration and improvement in the Palmer vineyards, whilst Claude’s brother Yves was Palmer’s cellarmaster. To thank the family for their service, Château Palmer gifted them a corner of the Palmer vineyard. The wine they made from it is suitably lovely – Château des Trois Chardons, Margaux. It’s a real insiders wine, a taste of a grand terroir for a fraction of the price of Palmer. Unfortunately, all good things tend to end, and Palmer bought the vineyards back from the Chardons 10 years ago.
Wine Owners will deliver a full case of Château des Trois Chardons 1995 to one lucky winner in this competition. The wine is absolutely impossible to find, with most wine owners cherishing its rarity and extraordinary value for money. This is one Bordeaux to covet, not to trade.
To enter, answer the question below. *for a clue, visit WineOwners.com.