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Alter Ego de Palmer

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2017 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 92

Fresh-picked flowers, thyme, herbs, espresso and cherry griotte rise to the surface, just for the asking. Refined, silky with a hint of dust on the tannins, the wine spotlights elegance and purity of fruit. Produced from a blend of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the harvest took place September 20 to September 29.

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2016 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 94

Elegance, refinement, purity and silky textures are all over the place here. With a strong sense of florality, the wine also comes with a beautiful array of cherries and plums, freshness, a touch of licorice, spice box and wet earth. The fruit is sweet and pure, but it's the ease and elegance of the overall character that steals the show here. Give it 5-7 years and enjoy it for a decade after that.

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Fresh-picked flowers, espresso and hints of dark chocolate-covered black cherries come right out with ease in this elegant, refined wine. Expect bright, sweet fruits with lift, length and soft tannins. Produced from a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 12 % Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. The harvest took place October 3 to October 18.

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2015 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 94

Rocks, stones, flowers, wet earth and inky, dark cherry, plum and even darker chocolate notes are all over the place. From the nose to the palate, you find the same expressions and complexities. The wine is richly textured, sensuous, silky and sweet. There is length and purity, This is better than any vintage of Palmer from the 70's, most of the 80's and the 90's! This is the best vintage of Alter Ego ever produced.

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With a nose packed with flowers, dark, red fruits, espresso, thyme and earth, this wine is sensuous, silky, ripe and lush, exuding freshness, polished tannins and a beautiful sense of purity and balance in the fruit. Clearly, this is the best vintage for Alter Ego and one to watch for as Alter Ego is often priced below other wines in the appellation due to its lack of classified growth status. Produced from a blend of 52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.85. The fruit was picked September 22 through October 7. 93 - 95 Pts

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2014 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 92

Medium-bodied, elegant, refined and forward, there is fruit with an earthy charm, length and slightly sandy tannins in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot.

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A ready nose of fig, blackberry and earthy notes, this wine is medium-bodied, round and fresh on the palate with a gentle, fresh plum, cherry and cocoa finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. Like Palmer, this is the first vintage of Alter Ego that was produced using 100% Biodynamic farming techniques. 90-92 Pts

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2013 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 88

Showcasing scents of light blackberry, espresso bean and black raspberry, this light, clean wine has medium body and a red berry finish that will drink well on release. This was produced from a blend of 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. 88-89 Pts

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2012 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 91

Floral, earth and boysenberry aromas, with a forward, lush, open personality, ending with sweet, soft, dark, fresh red berries.

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51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot, which reached 13.4% alcohol. The wine will be aged in 30% new French oak for between 16 and 18 months. With a ruby color, flowers, cherry blossoms, earth, fennel and spice notes lead to a sweet, cherry filled-wine with dusty tannins, supple textures and a fresh, spicy cassis finish. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 90

Chalky, black raspberry and fresh herbal aromas , medium bodied, inviting silky textures and a tannic, black cherry, olive tapenade finish that will be better with a few years of age.

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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

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2010 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 92

With an attention seeking floral, black raspberry, cocoa powder, licorice and spice box perfume, the wine feels great on your palate with its silky tannins. Filled with fresh plums, licorice and elegant textures, this is the finest vintage of Alter Ego I have tasted yet. Aside from the 1999, 2010 Alter Ego is better than any vintage of Palmer produced by the estate during the 90’s. 92-93 Pts

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Alter Ego 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot produce a blend that offers blackberry, floral, cassis and bitter chocolate aromas. Powerful for Alter Ego, the wine ends with a smooth, fresh, refined finish. While the wine reached 14.4, there is no sensation of heat. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 92

Fully mature, combining its soft, elegant, refined, medium-bodied character with fresh, red cherries, plums, flowers and earthy nuances. There is no reason for further aging.

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2008 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 95

Full bodied, rich, sensuous, elegant, and expressive, this still young wine already serves up a floral, tobacco, dark cocoa, black cherry and plum profile. The tannins are soft, the fruit displays a purity and symmetry that even its youth, or perhaps adolescence, is impossible not to find. Palmer is a long-term ager, so while you can pop a cork, or over the next 5 years, this will probably really kick in before the wine hits 20 years of age.

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2008 Alter Ego is not considered a second wine by Chateau Palmer. The blend differs from Palmer and the fruit comes from different terroir. This difference produces a perfume of black cherry with hints of coffee, earth and spice. Elegant in style, with soft textures and a medium to full bodied texture, this wine should deliver pleasure early. 91 Pts

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08 Palmer Alter Ego has an attractive, ruby colored hue. Red and black fruits along with some tell tale floral aromas of Margaux are in the perfume. This medium bodied wine finishes with raspberry and black cherry notes. 90-92 Pts

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2006 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 90

Fully developed, medium bodied wine that straddles the fence between refined and structured, with a fresh, bright, cherry, earthy, tobacco note that carries through from start to finish.

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Fresh, bright, energetic and ready for prime time drinking, this medium bodied, soft, polished, spicy, tobacco and cherry driven wine is fresh, clean and open.

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Tobacco, truffle, earth and black cherry scents open to a supple, soft textured, refined Margaux wine that is drinking perfectly today. It will improve a bit over the next few years, but if you want to start opening it now, you’ll be happy you did.

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2005 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 91

Fully in its prime, with silky soft, elegant textures, floral and cherry notes and a medium bodied, refined palate feel. 91 Pts

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Spicy black and red plums, licorice, earth, tobacco and truffle scents pair well with the medium bodied, refined, soft, elegant silky textures. This is a Margaux wine of finesse, ending with sweet, ripe, red and black, spicy fruits. This is drinking well today and should remain at this level and improve over the next decade.

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2004 Alter Ego de Palmer  (Margaux) 89

Likable, easy to drink, delicate and mature, with soft red fruits, earth, tobacco and cedar, there is no reason to age this any longer.

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