2011 Palmer From an assemblage of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol. Flowers, boysenberry, truffle and earthy scents are found in the perfume. Soft, supple and bright, the wine ends with fresh, sweet, bright, cassis and black raspberry. 93-94 Pts
2011 Chateau Palmer is produced from the lowest yields since 1961. Part of those low yields emanate from the use of optical sorting, which is not the normal practice for Palmer. According to Thomas Duroux, it was extremely helpful to remove the numerous unripe berries from the bunches to produce the best 2011 Chateau Palmer possible.
2011 Alter Ego Blending 48% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and for only the second time, 15% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with mocha, cocoa, truffle and cassis. In the mouth, the wine offers chocolate, cherry and dusty tannins. 89-90 Pts