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Alter Ego

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2023
93
Tobacco, cedar, savory herbs, flowers, currants, cocoa, spice, and licorice pop without asking in the nose. On the palate, the wine is even better. Medium-bodied, racy, fresh, vibrant, and also loaded with fresh, vivid, black, red, and blue fruits, spice, mint, and dark chocolate. The end note lingers with the perfect blend of refreshing acidities, and lush, silky, velvety fruits. The wine is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. 13.9% ABV, 3.75 pH. Drink from 2028-2043. 92-94 Pts.

Tobacco, cedar, savory herbs, flowers, currants, cocoa, spice, and licorice pop without asking in the nose. On the palate, the wine is even better. Medium-bodied, racy, fresh, vibrant, and also loaded with fresh, vivid, black, red, and blue fruits, spice, mint, and dark chocolate. The end note lingers with the perfect blend of refreshing acidities, and lush, silky, velvety fruits. The wine is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. 13.9% ABV, 3.75 pH. Drink from 2028-2043. 92-94 Pts.

486 Views   Tasted
2022
94
Roses, violets, black currants, all spice, currants, and black cherries crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is silky, sensuous, polished, and refined. The fruits are ripe, vibrant, sweet, and fresh. The red pit fruit finish, with its cocoa accent, and refined character is all about its purity and textural profile. The wine is a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. 14.2% ABV, 3.73 pH. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

Roses, violets, black currants, all spice, currants, and black cherries crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is silky, sensuous, polished, and refined. The fruits are ripe, vibrant, sweet, and fresh. The red pit fruit finish, with its cocoa accent, and refined character is all about its purity and textural profile. The wine is a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. 14.2% ABV, 3.73 pH. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
93
Crushed stones, flowers, red with black cherries and a marine influence sets the tone in the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, and vibrant, making the perfect backdrop for all of the wines sweet, ripe plums, mint and spice notes in the refined finish. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet ever used in any vintage of Alter Ego. Drink from 2025-2040.

Crushed stones, flowers, red with black cherries and a marine influence sets the tone in the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, and vibrant, making the perfect backdrop for all of the wines sweet, ripe plums, mint and spice notes in the refined finish. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet ever used in any vintage of Alter Ego. Drink from 2025-2040.

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Flowers and black cherries on the nose open the wine. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, juicy, fresh, clean and forward, with a polished, spicy, cocoa-dusted currant and plum finish. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet ever used in any vintage of Alter Ego. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-90

Flowers and black cherries on the nose open the wine. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, juicy, fresh, clean and forward, with a polished, spicy, cocoa-dusted currant and plum finish. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet ever used in any vintage of Alter Ego. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-90

2,046 Views   Tasted
2020
94
Just a superb wine that showcases its elegant style with ease. Initially you find a floral bouquet of purple, white and red flowers before moving on to its wealth of ripe, deep, dark red fruits, spice, earth and kirsch. Refined, silky, fresh and long, the graceful finish is already a treat in your glass. If a reclassification were ever considered, this would rank quite high. You can enjoy this just about on release, or age it for 2 decades. Drink from 2024-2044.

Just a superb wine that showcases its elegant style with ease. Initially you find a floral bouquet of purple, white and red flowers before moving on to its wealth of ripe, deep, dark red fruits, spice, earth and kirsch. Refined, silky, fresh and long, the graceful finish is already a treat in your glass. If a reclassification were ever considered, this would rank quite high. You can enjoy this just about on release, or age it for 2 decades. Drink from 2024-2044.

4,884 Views   Tasted
2019
94
Flowers and red fruits is the name of the game here. From start to finish, the wine exudes freshness, soft, silky textures and a wealth of earthy, fresh, tobacco tinted, red pit fruits. Forward in style, this will be gorgeous in its youth, but it will age for up to two decades as well! Drink from 2023-2040.

Flowers and red fruits is the name of the game here. From start to finish, the wine exudes freshness, soft, silky textures and a wealth of earthy, fresh, tobacco tinted, red pit fruits. Forward in style, this will be gorgeous in its youth, but it will age for up to two decades as well! Drink from 2023-2040.

5,431 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Semi-quiet at the moment. But with a bit of air and coaxing, you find spice-box, boysenberry, dark chocolate and tobacco notes in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, refined, elegant, sophisticated and fresh. The finish, with its cocoa-dusted, ripe red fruits is soft and bright. Give this a few more years and it should be an even better wine.

Semi-quiet at the moment. But with a bit of air and coaxing, you find spice-box, boysenberry, dark chocolate and tobacco notes in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, refined, elegant, sophisticated and fresh. The finish, with its cocoa-dusted, ripe red fruits is soft and bright. Give this a few more years and it should be an even better wine.

9,229 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Refined, elegant and floral, the wine is medium-bodied, round, polished and focuses on its core of soft-textured, fresh, ripe red berries. This is ready to drink.

Refined, elegant and floral, the wine is medium-bodied, round, polished and focuses on its core of soft-textured, fresh, ripe red berries. This is ready to drink.

4,219 Views   Tasted