Alter Ego de Palmer 2019

RegionBordeaux
SubregionMargaux
ColourRed
TypeStill

This is the second wine of Chateau Palmer. It is always very smooth and supple thanks to a high proportion of Merlot in the blend.


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Alter Ego de PalmerBT825460-60054094JA 
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Tasting Notes

We were unable to taste the 2019 before release due to the low sulphur levels of the wine in barrel prohibiting the delivery of samples abroad.

 Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2020

Cinnamon spice on the nose, with a patisserie edge to the fruits that gives a rich, creamy impression. As ever with the Palmer stable of wines, you can pick out the individual flavours clearly, with careful and precise delineation of cassis, bilberry, slate and tobacco notes, but overall this is an outstanding Alter Ego that puts the emphasis on pleasure. Tannins are extremely precise but feathery and pliable. An extremely low 37ppm of SO2 at this stage, in keeping with biodynamic principles and a desire to let the fruit speak. 3.62ph. 45hl/h yield, 45% of overall production in Alter Ego. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038

Score: 94Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020

51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot. Barrel sample.
Vigorous, fresh and expressive – just so much life! Floral aroma with a savoury edge. Smooth attack then generous fruit across the palate, the texture silky and fine. Lifted and vivacious. Tannins so fine you almost forget them. Approachable but could surprise with age. (JL)
Drink 2025 – 2035

Score: 17+James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020

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