Alter Ego by Château Palmer Margaux 2020

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Alter Ego by Château Palmer Margaux 2020

Alter Ego by Château Palmer Margaux 2020

$119.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Alter Ego by Chateau Palmer 


2nd label of Chateau Palmer


50% Cabernet Sauvignon
46% Merlot
4% Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux


The present château was constructed in 1857-1860. Since 2004, Château Palmer has been managed by Thomas Duroux, formerly a winemaker of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia.

Alter Ego de Palmer is a second label produced by Château Palmer since 1998. The grapes are selected from the same terroirs of the Grand Vin, but different proportions of grapes are used and different wine-making techniques are employed.

Years ending in five – with the notable exception of 1965 – have always produced top-quality wines. And 2015 should prove no exception, as favourable weather conditions allowed the grapes to be harvested when perfectly ripe.


91 points James Suckling
Gorgeous perfumes of plums, berries, light chocolate and walnut follow through to a medium body, fine tannins and crunchy finish. Bright and fresh. Precise tannins.

94 points Decanter
Devilishly charming on the nose, deep and seductive, expressive and richly scented. Juicy and succulent but with a richness in terms of texture and depth. Seductive, defined and refined with a chalky, grip to the tannins. Feels rich and charming at the same time with blackcurrant, black cherry, blueberry, pomegranate and a touch of balsamic with an undercurrent of crushed stones and liquorice. A lovely second wine with clear ageing potential.

94 points Jeb Dunnuck
Palmer's second wine, the 2020 Chateau Palmer Ego, is a beauty. Based on 56% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot, this ripe, sexy Margaux offers up a dense purple hue, impressive notes of ripe black cherry and currant fruits, full-bodied richness, and a layered, sweetly fruited, textured, already impossible to resist style. Given its density, structure, and length, you would certainly be excused for mistaking this for the Grand Vin. Give bottles 2-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades.

94 points Wine Enthusiast
In this wine, the initial acidity gives way to richness and ripe tannins. With freshness and ripe acidity. the wine is balanced and has a great future.

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Alter Ego de Palmer has turned out beautifully, bursting with aromas of violets and rose petals mingled with notions of sweet dark berries and baking chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and seamless, it's vibrant and perfumed, with a bright core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, expansive finish.

Alter Ego by Château Palmer is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Also good with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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