Alter Ego de Palmer 2016

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 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
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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
Wine Spectator : 90 / 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

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

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Palmer

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulfites