Alter Ego de Château Palmer 2012

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Alter Ego de Château Palmer 2012

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

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£67.50
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Grape Varietes: Merlot 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Petit Verdot 9% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Thomas Duroux Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103156
Estate Notes

Château Palmer is named after a British officer, Major General Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in 1814. It is the top estate of the Margaux appellation after Château Margaux. It is located in the centre of the Margaux appellation, and its vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 5%) lie on a sparse gravel plateau.

Reviews

“Another brilliant example from administrator Thomas Duroux and his team, the intense second wine...offers up plenty of blackberry and crème de cassis notes along with some spring flowers, licorice and subtle background oak. Opulently textured, full-bodied and stunning, this is an outrageously successful second wine.” Robert Parker

“The 2012 Alter Ego is unusually dark in this vintage, the result of abnormally low yields and very ripe Merlot. An exuberant, voluptuous wine, the 2012 hits the palate with a mélange of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice, tobacco and grilled herbs. There is more than enough tannin and acidity to support a good decade-plus of very fine drinking. This is a superb second wine that should be on consumers' radar screens, as it over delivers, big time.” Antonio Galloni