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Issue: September 15, 2004

Frenchman Thomas Duroux, who had been the winemaker at Tuscany's famed Tenuta dell'Ornellaia since 2001, became director of Château Palmer in July. This is the first time that the Bordeaux third-growth, which is owned by 22 members of families that include the Sichels and Mähler-Besses, is headed by an outsider.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2004.

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