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Alter Ego 2019


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 96.0

Alter Ego is a stunning wine from one of Margaux’s leading estates, Château Palmer. Creating some of the best wines in all of Bordeaux, Château Palmer often rivals the outstanding wines of their illustrious neighbours. The first Alter Ego made its debut in 1998 after the purchasing of 8 additional hectares for the Palmer estate. This wine comes from different plots to Palmer, and therefore is not viewed as second wine. Alter Ego is aged in 25-40% new French oak for 16-18 months. This supple wine is characterised by its fresh fruit, crispness, and rich intensity that all takes shape the moment it leaves the barrel.



William Kelley

Aromas of sweet cherries, raspberries, berry fruit liqueur, licorice and spices introduce the 2019 Alter Ego de Palmer, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping wine with lively acids, melting tannins and a lavish core of ripe, creamy fruit. Its more immediate than the more muscular, powerful grand vin.

Georgina Hindle

Gorgeous rich dark purple in the glass. Quite jammy and concentrated on the nose, heady and perfumed with a lovely delicate florality to it too. Great freshness on the palate, juicy but a dark blackcurrant and cherry fruit juice. Beautifully balanced with integrated tannins and oak. Well defined fruit, generous and quite abundant against softly grippy, velvety tannins that just give support to the overall frame. Its serious but with a lightness of touch and playfulness - energetic and lively but still with depth. A great Alter Ego and confident winemaking on show.


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