Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: ALTE035
The second wine of Château Palmer, Alter Ego is a very sophisticated wine with a high proportion of Merlot in the blend.

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 S...

The blend of Alter Ego is actually very close to the blend of the first wine this vintage. Aged in 30% new oak; a fresh, floral and aromatic bouquet of blackcurrants leads to a super palate, full of fresh black fruits, finely poised with excellent supporting tannins. Alter Ego is always so moreish and will offer excellent early drinking.
Enjoy with fillet steak with wild mushroom sauce.
Alter Ego spends 17 months in barrel, 30% of which is new. To ensure that the oak flavours 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.

“This shows excellent body and depth of fruit. Rich and very deep. Layered and flavourful. Solid and chewy. Serious second wine.” James Suckling - April 2018

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