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Alter Ego de Palmer 2016

$552 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $92 / Unit
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    An incredibly velvety red from Margaux

    Alter Ego de Palmer is a red wine produced in the Margaux appellation. The vineyard covers an area of 66 hectares and is planted on soil that is mostly gravel. Alter Ego is aged in barrels (50% are new), for 18-21 months. 2016 is a beautiful blend of Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) and Petit Verdot (12%).

    Winter was initially mild, with buds breaking a week earlier than usual. In the spring, cool and humid temperatures slowed down the development of the wine and is ideal for mildew. Despite complicated weather conditions, flowering occurred in June. Heat and droughts in July August raised questions of a halt in development, but rain on September 13th made it possible to complete development. Harvest occurred on October 3-18.

    Alter Ego 2016 de Palmer has extremely ripe and powerful tannins. It is a fantastically well-balanced, beautifully structured tannins. An incredibly velvety wine, it is a standout representation of Chateau Palmer. To be consumed now until 2025-2030.

    Parker : 93 / 100
    J. Suckling : 97 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Blended of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Alter Ego de Palmer opens with beautifully expressive notes of black cherries, fresh blackberries and redcurrants plus suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate, cloves and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with a rich mid-palate and stacks of exuberant black and red fruits, it has a velvety texture and fantastically long finish.
    BordeauxMargaux
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Practicing Biodynamic

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    J. Suckling
    97

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    94

    Wine Spectator
    90

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Margaux

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Palmer

    Parker
    93

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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