Chateau Palmer 'Alter Ego' 2017 (Ex Chateau)

pts
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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James Suckling
SKU
AEMC201710 UCAU
$160.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$160.00 Per item
A rich attack begins the tasting of this wine. Some alcoholic notes of black cherries and kirsch subside into a long finish. The tannins show themselves to be super silky, persistent but with some wood showing on the finish. A good wine but not outstanding.
A rich attack begins the tasting of this wine. Some alcoholic notes of black cherries and kirsch subside into a long finish. The tannins show themselves to be super silky, persistent but with some wood showing on the finish. A good wine but not outstanding.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

A blend of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is very deep purple-black in color and gives up exuberant crushed red currants, red cherries, black plums and mulberries with touches of forest floor, garrigue and lavender plus a waft of dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a good core of plummy fruit and very soft, plush tannins, sparked by just enough freshness, finishing fruity.

93 / 100

James Suckling

This shows excellent body and depth of fruit. Rich and very deep. Layered and flavorful. Solid and chewy. Serious second wine.