|All wines sold by Max Bordeaux / Wine Gallery & Cellar come direct from Bordeaux and have been stored at the Chateaux or in professional storage facilities since the time of bottling. Max Bordeaux's wines have never ever been in the hands of private collectors. This gives you the customer the highest level of quality guarantee that the wines you buy have been stored in optimal conditions since the time they were bottled.|
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In 1814, as the Napoleonic era came to an end, Major General Palmer of the British army acquired the property that was to bear his name, from a certain Jeanne de Gasq. Over the next four decades, the General invested his fortune in Palmer, extending the property by buying plots of neighbouring vineyards and creating a truly exceptional wine. By the time Palmer was sold to the Péreire banking brothers in 1853, it was a fitting testimony to the General's passion and commitment to exceptional winemaking.
The new owners were no less remarkable. These far-sighted 19th century entrepreneurs participated in the reconstruction of Paris under the direction of Haussmann and Napoleon III, the creation of a seaside resort near Bordeaux - Arcachon - and the ownership of a railway company. In addition, they invested heavily in Chateau Palmer, commissioning renowned architect Burguet in 1856 to build the elegant Cháteau distinguished by its unmistakable towers.