Alter Ego de Palmer 2016, Margaux

ALTE030
The second wine of Château Palmer, Alter Ego is a very sophisticated wine in 2016 with yields of only 29hl/ha.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Margaux
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2023 through to 2032
Closure Type:
Cork
£93.00
 

Château Palmer

Alter Ego accounts for 50% of the production at Château Palmer in 2015 and is aged in 30% new oak. A stunning wine which should not be missed.

Tasting Notes

Yields of only 29hl/ha having lost 20% of the crop in Spring. Deliciously fresh and fragrant, this is a very powerful wine with remarkable structure, beautiful tannins and lovely texture. Intense, Christmas cake richness with ripe prunes, damsons and cassis. A beautiful, expressive wine this vintage.

Food Matches

Enjoy with fillet steak with wild mushroom sauce.

Vinification

Yields of only 29hl/ha in 2016. Aged in the same way as all Palmer wines (French oak and fined with fresh egg whites), it acquires the same ageing characteristics. The wine spends 17 months in barrel, 20%-25% of which are renewed each year. To ensure that the oak flavors do not dominate, the barrels are lightly toasted, allowing the natural oak tannins to add subtle aromas, while preserving the fat and allowing the young, fresh fruit aromas to come through.