Alter Ego de Palmer, 2000

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Alter Ego de Palmer, 2000

Margaux, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Thomas Duroux Optimum Drinking: 2016-2020 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102892
Estate Notes

Château Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer 2000 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage.

Winemaker, Thomas Duroux, describes this as "the other wine of Palmer," rather than as a true second wine.

Palmer is a quintessentially beautiful château sited on the outskirts of the village of Margaux. It is named after the Englishman, Major-general Charles Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in the early 19th century after the Napoleonic wars, and it is now under the control of Franck Mähler-Besse, the son of a Dutch immigrant.


“Palmer's second wine, the 2000 Alter Ego exhibits plenty of plump, fat, fleshy fruit, medium to full body, and an accessible style.”

“This is super for a second wine. Fantastic aromas of chocolate, berry and coffee. Yet very classy and subtle. Full-bodied, with a reserved rich and caressing texture. Loads of ripe and wonderful fruit in this. Second wine of Château Palmer.” Wine Spectator