restaurant La Maison 1888, continued on 27 April with Château Palmer.
The storied Bordeaux estate that bears the name of the British major-general who bought it
over two centuries ago was ranked among most prestigious classified growths in the historic
1855 Classification. Its midnight-blue label is the distinctive mark of the rich complexity and
velvety textures drawn from its renowned terroir.
The château also produces a second label, Alter Ego, a silky vintage with a clean and precise
palette, as well as a white wine. The great houses of long ago traditionally created a few barrels
for private consumption only; Château Palmer has been producing small quantities of the Vin
Blanc de Palmer since 2007 only for select guests and establishments. Both were served at
La Maison 1888.
A Taste of Luxury began in March with Château Angelus, one of the foremost properties in
Saint- Émilion. Owner and winemaker Hubert de Boüard de Laforest himself was on hand at
the dinner, which was filled to capacity.
Succeeding chapters planned will showcase well-known champagne houses, and grand estates
from Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. Each exclusive event will pair illustrious vintages with
extraordinary cuisine in the richly gracious interiors of La Maison 1888, under the auspices of
Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire.