2021 Alter Ego de Palmer (Margaux)

48% Cabernet Sauvignon/40% Merlot/12% Petit Verdot. Unusually, Alter Ego is majority Cabernet Sauvignon in 2021, which in turn has brought a darker fruit profile. Cassis and leather and pencil shavings, with a fresh and silky texture in the mouth. Powerful but not weighty, glossy and refined. Very attractive. (NT 25/05/22)
Origin
Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Farming Style
biodynamic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91-93 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2022
93 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, April 2022
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2021 Alter Ego de Palmer (Margaux)

Media Reviews

William Kelley

The 2021 Alter Ego de Palmer is a somewhat unusual blend, in that it`s fully 60% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, the estate`s Merlot having suffered in the April frosts. Exhibiting aromas of cherries, sweet berries and plums mingled wit hints of spices and pencil shavings, it`s medium to full-bodied, ample and polished, with a charming, seamless profile founded on beautifully refined structuring tannins. Tasted twice. 91-93 points

Jane Anson

Deep plum in colour, with silky cassis and plum fruits on the attack. This is savoury, with sappy acidity that is mouthwatering rather than biting. This isn`t exuberant and doesnt have huge flesh to the fruit, but it is a truly enjoyable and engaging wine that is one of the `2nds` of the vintage. More black fruit in this than the Palmer in many ways. Higher Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than usual after frost affected the Merlot, giving it more of a classical Margaux balance than you find in most vintages of Alter Ego, which tends to be generous. 3.76ph. 93 points

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