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Alter Ego 2022


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 97.0

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.



Jane Anson

Dense fruits, violet reflections, with a hit of iris, peony and roses. This is a serious wine, with intense phenolics and full extraction that just walks the line, edges of ripe cassis, fig, saffran spice, cocoa bean, grilled campfire notes, dark bitter chocolate and fennel. High drama, maintains estate signature, keeping its own imprint and personality. Harvest September 7 right through to October 5. Blend done by December, yield 23hl/h. 3.73ph. Thomas Duroux director.

Georgina Hindle

Gorgeous fragrance, so expressive and open, scented with red cherries, strawberries and floral notes, violets, irises and roses. Powerful on the palate, clearly ripe black berry fruit but encased in lacy tannins with such appealing juiciness. Playful and so enjoyable, clean, pure, energetic with lively acidity, chalky edges and spicing throughout. Classy and well constructed with refinement. Really quite moreish even now but still delivering power and the Margaux charm. 3.73pH. 15% press wine. Harvest took one month from 7 September to 5 October. 70% grand vin, 30% Alter Ego.


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