Alter Ego de Palmer 2017, Margaux

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Region:
Bordeaux
Grape Variety:
Merlot
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety:
Petit Verdot
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
13%
Vintage:
2017
Alter Ego de Palmer is a oak-aged red wine made by Chateau Palmer with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot in the AOC Margaux, in Bordeaux.
 
Chateau Palmer is one of the most prestigious wineries in Medoc. It was set up by British military man Charles Palmer who, in 1814, realised the great quality of the terroirs and dedicated himself to their cultivation and growth. Today, the Sichel family along with winemaker Thomas Duroax are the ones responsible for maintaining this Margaux essence. 
 
Alter Ego de Palmer comes from a vineyard classified as Troisième Cru, but its quality is so high that it is comparable to some Premier Cru. The vines are aged around 40 years old and are planted in extraordinary soils of clay, gravel and sand. The harvest is carried out manually. 
 
In the winery, the Alter Ego de Palmer grapes firstly ferment in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, and then the wine ages for 16-18 months in French oak barrels, 25 to 40% of which are new.
 
Alter Ego de Palmer is the result of the complexity of a great terroir and the professionalism of those who work it. A superior quality limited production that expresses the essence of the Margaux denomination.
92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Composed of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is deep garnet-purple in color and springs from the glass with vivacious black raspberries, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants notes plus hints of Sichuan pepper, menthol, pencil lead and cardamom. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with energy, featuring expressive, bright black fruits and firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and lively." (LPB) (3/2020)
Region:
Bordeaux
Grape Variety:
Merlot
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Variety:
Petit Verdot
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
13%
Vintage:
2017

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