Alter Ego de Palmer (750ml)

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    Red Wine

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  • Grape

    Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPetit Verdot

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Chateau Palmer and its Alter Ego are the two wines produced by Chateau Palmer estate.  The estate is classified as a Third Growth of the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux.  Alter Ego made its debut with the 1998 vintage. The birth of Alter Ego coincided with the purchase of 8 hectares of vines, which became the heart and soul of Alter Ego.

Tasting Notes

The Alter Ego De Palmer is a top quality wine and made from 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot.  Deep purple in the glass with concentrated blackberry and plum on the nose and palate as well as notes of leafy herbs, earth, and spice.  It is rich with fine grained tannins exhibiting a wonderful synergy of power and finesse.  

The blends for the grand vin and second wine are similar this year. This is carefully presented, accomplished and precise, with fresh mint and peony notes on the nose followed by bright and vibrant black fruit flavours. It’s extremely pretty, with some lovely floral notes. The yield was 38hl/ha as they lost a few plots to frost over to the west of the appellation. 13.5% press wine. 45% of overall production, representing 9,000 cases.  Drinking Window 2024 – 2038.  Jane Anson for Decanter 91 pts.


Produced by the same team and from the same vineyards as Château Palmer, Alter Ego is literally the ‘other side’ of Palmer, another expression of Palmer. Alter Ego has the distinction and character of Palmer but is made to be drunk much earlier. Merlot is generally the dominant grape variety, making it supple and ready to open within 3 years of the harvest. A great wine with intense fruit, fresh and juicy.  

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