Alter Ego de Palmer 2014
93 Points James Suckling
The Alter Ego de Palmer 2014 is a blend of 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. It has an opulent, glossy bouquet with layers of small dark cherries and plenty of glycerin. The palate is more reserved than the bouquet suggests: saturated tannins, a little chewiness on the entry but suppler towards the finish. It feels very linear in keeping with the style of the vintage, the finish a little sweet than its peers with a dab of licorice on the aftertaste.
Flavours of violet, truffle, rose, coffee, blackberry, and tobacco come across gracefully on the nose. The Palate is greeted with flavours of olive, black cherry, plum, ginger, vanilla and cedar.