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Chateau Palmer 'Alter Ego de Palmer', Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2015

  • $180.00

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT, and BLEND
EARTHY & COMPLEX and PLUSH & BOLD
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY and CRITIC SCORE 90+
MARGAUX, LEFT BANK, and BORDEAUX
FRANCE

Chateau Palmer 'Alter Ego de Palmer', Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2015

Palmer and its Alter Ego are two nuanced expressions of the Chateau Palmer terroir, two interpretations of the variations offered by the climatic conditions of the vintage. These variations can be likened, in music, to symphonic pieces and their jazz adaptations, in the visual arts, to a classic painting and a contemporary rendering of the same subject, and, in literature, to an epic narrative in alexandrine verse and a prose poem. Alter Ego was born with the 1998 vintage. It resulted from a new approach to selecting and blending devised to interpret the Chateau Palmer terroir differently without departing from the values that make the reputation of our wines – namely, finesse and elegance, aromatic richness, harmony and length. Offering intense, crispy and juicy fruits, Alter Ego is a spontaneous uninhibited wine, soft and round as soon as it has finished barrel ageing. Its lush aromas and supple tannins make it a wine that can be appreciated in the first years after bottling. At the end of the summer, the slowly maturing berries are regularly tasted to evaluate their potential. Attention is paid to the taste of the grape, the thickness of the skin, and the resistance of the seed. 

  • Winemaker: Thomas Duroux
  • Farming: Biodynamic
  • Variety: 52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
  • Aging: 18 months barrel aging, 25-40% new oak 
  • Tasting Note: Characterized by purity and beauty, with aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, cedar and lavender. Full-bodied, tight and focused.  Intense yet polished tannin.