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Alter Ego de Palmer 2015
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Alter Ego de Palmer 2015
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Margaux, 2nd Wine
Alcohol %
13
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Advocate
90
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Decanter: Fine concentration of naturally rich floral fruit from 52% Merlot. More structure to come from perfectly integrated tannins. 91 Points

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Margaux, 2nd Wine
Alcohol %
13
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Advocate
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Wine Enthusiast - "Barrel Sample. This is a beautifully perfumed wine. It has ripe black fruits that shoot through the richness. It has a velvet texture, rounded and already smooth. There is just a shot of tannin and the hint of wood at the end. Barrel Sample: 93-95"
Ratings
The Wine Advocate - "The 2015 Alter Ego de Palmer is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. It has a very open, ravishing, quite precocious bouquet with ripe black cherries, fresh dates and crème de cassis that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is more refined, reins it all back in thanks to quite tensile tannin, a crisp line of acidity, moderate depth in the mouth and a gentle grip. There is a touch of tarriness and cracked black pepper towards the finish with very good length. Give this 5-7 years in bottle. Barrel Sample: 90-92"
Other Notes
A gentleman, officer, and aide-de-camp of the Prince of Wales, Charles Palmer was famous at the English court as a ladies man and for his military victories. He fell under the spell of Bordeaux as well as the charms of Marie de Gascq, a beautiful widow who convinced him to buy her estate. Charles Palmer devoted a great deal of time, energy, and money to developing his property. The Major General lived mainly in England, and so the estate was managed by his authorized representative, Mr Grey, who helped to increase the wine's reputation among wealthy connoisseurs. In June 1853, the brothers Isaac and Emile Péreire, famous bankers and rivals of the Rothschilds, bought Palmer and began investing in the estate immediately. However, there was not enough time to bring Château Palmer up to first growth status in time for the famous 1855 classification. It was thus ranked a Third Growth, although it is widely recognized as among the greatest wines of Bordeaux. Several families of Bordeaux, English, and Dutch extraction all involved in the wine trade, united to buy Palmer in 1938 and have worked hard to give the estate its present reputation. These families have always given priority to quality, despite the financial risk this entailed. They have unfailingly applied the principles that have made the great wines of Bordeaux so successful: authenticity, quality, and permanence.
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