Alter Ego de Palmer 2012 Margaux

Alter Ego is the second wine of Château Palmer and was first made in 1998. It resulted from a new approach to selecting and blending devised to interpret Chateau Palmer terroir differently without departing from the values that makes its reputation. Sadly, there was only a very small production of Alter Ego de Palmer in 2012, as it is absolutely fabulous.
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvigon, 9% Petit Verdot
Sub Region:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2026
Closure Type:

Château Palmer

Château Palmer is a true star of the Margaux appellation, situated on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region. Named after a British officer, Major General Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in 1814, it is located in the centre of the Margaux appellation, and its vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 5%) lie on a sparse gravel plateau. Third Classified Growth of the official classification of 1855,Palmer was established as a Super Second long before Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou and Pichon-Lalande and is the top estate of the Margaux appellation after Château Margaux. Blessed with an exceptional terroir located in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, Château Palmer is rather unusual for the Médoc, with its high proportion of Merlot, making it the closest in style of any leading Médoc properties to the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion. After building its reputation on vintages that have become legendary, Château Palmer continues to make history under the direction of the talented Thomas Duroux, who has overseen the chateau’s first 100% biodynamic (in 2017), following a journey that began back in 2008.

Tasting Notes

The vintage displays an intense and superb dark hue. The nose reveals subtle fruity scents of spices and soil. The palate offers melting flavours of leather, dark berries, and raspberry. Tannins boast extraordinary finesse and lead to a long finish. Wonderful, fresh, crunchy red fruits that are so juicy and compelling. Displaying beautifully brilliant balance, it kicks many other châteaux’s Grand Vin’s into the cheap seats.

Food Matches

Enjoy with fillet steak with wild mushroom sauce.