Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R2,150
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94
JS
New
‘This is a delicious and savory wine with beautiful, ripe and creamy tannins, as well as chocolate and plum character. Full body. The flavors turn to wet earth and mushrooms with some leather. Lovely finish.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 94/100

‘The 2017 Alter Ego De Palmer is a terrific wine and checks in as 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. Its deep purple color is followed by a powerful second wine that has lots of blackberry and assorted dark fruit as well as notes of leafy herbs, earth, and spice. it's nicely concentrated, medium to full-bodied, and has considerable class.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, 92/100

`Composed of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is deep garnet-purple in color and springs from the glass with vivacious black raspberries, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants notes plus hints of Sichuan pepper, menthol, pencil lead and cardamom. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with energy, featuring expressive, bright black fruits and firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and lively.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 92/100

`The 2017 Alter Ego is pliant, textured and supple. Expressive floral notes add inner perfume and freshness to a core of dark red berry fruit, mocha, new leather, spice and menthol. A wine of striking textural richness, Alter Ago also remains light on its feet and wonderfully nuanced. The 13% alcohol, low by present-day standards, adds to a feeling of freshness. Drinking Window 2022 - 2032’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92/100

`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.’ – Jane Anson, Decanter, 91/100

`Inky black colour. Delicate and super-pure dark fruit, Dark and savoury on the palate, rich and deep in savoury black fruit. Very smooth but with attractive density, smooth and dark and very long. Elegant and flowing across the palate.’ – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 13.1%
Blend information 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating JS 94
Producer information Château Palmer belonged to the Pereire family from 1843 to 1938. During that time the château underwent major improvements to modernize the estate and reconstruct the vineyards. In 1938, the château was sold to 4 wealthy Bordeaux families. After time, two of the families – the Mahler-Besse and the Sichel family – bought out the other two families, and to this day they are still the two major shareholders. Alter Ego was created in 1998 with the purchase of 8 additional hectares of vines. Château Palmer does not view this as a second wine due to the different plots used as well as the unique selection and blending approach in making Alter Ego.

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