2010 Alter Ego de Palmer (Margaux)

Stunning, dense, rich, wedding fruit cake. Touch of cinnamon. Delicious grippy vibrant fruit. 92-94 points. (Unc 04/04/11)
Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
drink or keep
Bottle Size
Case Quantity
Wine Score
90 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, robertparker.com, Mar 2020
90-92 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2011
87-88 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, quarin.com, April 2011
88-91 points, Ian D`Agata, International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 2011
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2010 Alter Ego de Palmer (Margaux)

Media Reviews

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Alter Ego de Palmer rolls out of the glass with crème de cassis, stewed plums and mocha scents followed by fried herbs, tilled soil and cedar chest. Full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of chewy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing just a tad firm. 90 points

Neal Martin

Delivering 3.55pH with 14.4 % alcohol, a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot, this has a very tightly wound bouquet with dark cherries, cassis and a touch of liquorice. There is a very fine sense of definition at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with sturdy, firm tannins, layers of mocha-tinged dark berried fruit leading to a structured, quite spicy finish with gentle but insistent grip. Tasted March 2011. 90-92 points

Jean-Marc Quarin

Dainty on the palate with plenty of taste and an elegant structure despite its high alcohol content (14°9) and IPT of 82. 87-88 points

Ian D`Agata

(a 51/49 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot; 82 IPT; 13.9% alcohol) Deep ruby-red. Musky aromas of blackberry, gunflint and black pepper, plus a whiff of dried herbs. Bright and linear on the palate, with lively acidity framing the flavors of dark fruits, black pepper and minerals. Finishes with smooth tannins and good length. This rather firm-edged Alter Ego is a different wine than usual, more rigorous and less fruity than the softer, suppler versions of recent years. In fact, in this vintage it resembles Palmer more than Alter Ego. 88-91 points

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