Alter Ego de Palmer 2017

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 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
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The fruity expression of a great Margaux

Through its Alter Ego 2017, Chateau Palmer once again demonstrates its precision and consistency of style, though this wine offers a different expression of terroir. With a strong personality of its own, Alter Ego has become one of the most sought-after Second Wines of the famous Margaux appellation, on the Left Bank of Bordeaux.

Product of a challenging vintage, the Chateau Palmer Alter Ego 2017 comes through with flying colors. As the saying goes, "Great terroirs look to their waters". Due to its enviable location in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, Chateau Palmer was largely preserved from the horrors of the disastrous frost at the end of April, which devastated most of the Bordeaux region. The 2017 harvest was early, starting on September 20th with the fruit having reached an optimal phase of phenolic maturity.

All the know-how and expertise of Chateau Palmer's technical teams came through to make the most of the 2017 vintage. Made of a blend dominated by Merlot (53%), supplemented by Cabernet Sauvignon (41%) and Petit Verdot (6%), the Alter Ego 2017 reflects a style apart, confirming its rank well beyond that of a Second Wine. A perfect understanding of the vineyard plots and the various expressions of the terroir, the vinification of this wine was very precise and neat. The Alter Ego 2017 by Chateau Palmer already offers a wonderfully charming style: fruity on the nose with an intense aromatic expression, supple on the palate with gentle tannins, the Chateau Palmer Alter Ego 2017 suggests a very promising potential to age.

Parker : 90-92 / 100
Wine Spectator : 89-92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is very deep purple-black in color and gives up exuberant crushed red currants, red cherries, black plums and mulberries with touches of forest floor, garrigue and lavender plus a waft of dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a good core of plummy fruit and very soft, plush tannins, sparked by just enough freshness, finishing fruity.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Practicing Biodynamic

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
92-93

Vinous - A. Galloni
89-92

Wine Spectator
89-92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Palmer

Parker
90-92

Allergens
Contains sulfites