2015 Alter Ego is a Margaux wine made with Merlot (52 %), Cabernet Sauvignon (42 %), Petit Verdot (6 %), grapes varieties which were harvested from 22nd september to 7th october. The Merlot were magnificent, aromatic and beautifully ripe. The Cabernet Sauvignon and the Petit Verdot followed, and were just as promising. The relatively high alcoholic content of the 2015 vintage is balanced out by a dense tannic structure without any rustic notes, thanks to perfect phenolic maturity of the pips and skins. At this time, this outstanding balance leads Palmer wine estate to believe that 2015 will be in line with recent great vintages, such as 2010, 2009 and 2005. Since 1945, only the 1965 vintage wasn’t up to the quality of the vintages ending in 5.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Alter Ego de Palmer is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. It has a very open, ravishing, quite precocious bouquet with ripe black cherries, fresh dates and crème de cassis that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is more refined, reins it all back in thanks to quite tensile tannin, a crisp line of acidity, moderate depth in the mouth and a gentle grip. There is a touch of tarriness and cracked black pepper towards the finish with very good length. Give this 5-7 years in bottle.