“The 2019 Alter Ego de Palmer has a classically styled bouquet featuring a mélange of red and black fruit, briar, hints of cedar, and a touch of black tea, all showing lovely delineation. The palate is fresh and vibrant, displaying a touch of sour cherry on the granular-textured opening. There is something very “old school” about this Alter Ego in contrast to the 2018. Very saline toward the finish, with good persistence.” 93 pts. Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
2019 Alter Ego, Margaux 6x75cl
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur
The 2019 Alter Ego is a huge, dense wine. Ripe, exotic and packed to the core, Alter Ego makes a convincing first impression. Time in the glass brings out floral accents and redder tonalities of fruit. Partial aging in foudres has introduced and element of rigor and tension here that is so alluring in the way it complements the natural richness these wines always show. [Antonio Galloni, 01/02/2022]
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2039
Area under vines: 66 hectares
Soils: Gravel and sand
Average age of the vines: 38 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
First wine: Chateau Palmer
Production: 120 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 45-60% new oak barrels for 24 months
- Cabernet Sauvignon 47%
- Merlot 47%
- Petit Verdot 6%
Second wine: Alter Ego
Ageing: 25% to 40% new oak barrels
- Merlot 51%
- Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
- Petit Verdot 9%
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