Alter Ego de Palmer 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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James Suckling
SKU
AEDP202111 UCAU
$169.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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A fantastic second wine from the Third Growth Chateau Palmer. Unlike the flagship wine, this wine is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon (60%). While it maintains the elegant, fruit-forward house style, it is somewhat more savoury than the flagship wine. On the nose, notes of dark fruit, black olives and licorice. A complex palate filled with expressive red and black fruit, baking spice and dried herbs. A medium to full body with present but smooth, ripe tannins.
A fantastic second wine from the Third Growth Chateau Palmer. Unlike the flagship wine, this wine is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon (60%). While it maintains the elegant, fruit-forward house style, it is somewhat more savoury than the flagship wine. On the nose, notes of dark fruit, black olives and licorice. A complex palate filled with expressive red and black fruit, baking spice and dried herbs. A medium to full body with present but smooth, ripe tannins.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Robert Parker

The 2021 Alter Ego de Palmer is a somewhat unusual blend, in that it's fully 60% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, the estate's Merlot having suffered in the April frosts. Exhibiting aromas of cherries, sweet berries and plums mingled wit hints of spices and pencil shavings, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and polished, with a charming, seamless profile founded on beautifully refined structuring tannins. Tasted twice.

16.5 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Less Merlot than usual due to mildew and frost. Attractive nose with dark-fruit and floral notes. Expressive fruit on the palate, lively and fresh with a refined texture. Tannins present but rounded. Finishes on a dry, chalky note. (JL)

95 / 100

James Suckling

Savory black and salted-olive character with oyster shells and black licorice. Fine, almost powdery yet firm tannins. Medium body. Excellent density and structure for the vintage. Second wine of Palmer. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 8% petit verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes.