Bordeaux Chateaux

Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux 2014

R1,995

Second wine of Chateau Palmer, an amazing wine of purity, smoothness and refinement as a stepping stone to greatness

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Top Rated, Bestsellers

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2014

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Indulgence, Icon & Invest

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

93 points

Story

Story

Château Palmer is named after a British officer, Major General Palmer, who settled in Bordeaux in 1814. It is the top estate of the Margaux appellation after Château Margaux.

Palmer is classified as a 3ème Cru Classé and was established as a Super Second long before Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou and Pichon-Lalande, and in some years (1961, 1966, and 1983) it is as good as any wine in Bordeaux. Palmer’s relatively high Merlot content makes Palmer the closest in style of any leading Médoc properties to the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion.

Alter Ego is their second wine, made from younger vines.

Specifications

Specifications

Vineyard – It is located in the centre of the Margaux appellation, and its vineyards  lie on a sparse gravel plateau.

Blend – Merlot 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Petit Verdot 13%

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The Merlot, rich and exuberant, remind us of the best vintages of the first decade of the 2000s. The Cabernet Sauvignon are linear and precise and in line with a 2008. This unusual marriage harmoniously highlights the smoothness, elegance and refinement of Château Palmer wines.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 93 Points

13 Feb, 2017 – Aromas of spices and earth with mushrooms. Dark fruit. Full-bodied, dense and rich with earth and spices. A beauty. Soft and juicy. Savory yet exotic. From biodynamically grown grapes. First year. Drink or hold.

Robert Parker – 90-92 points

The Alter Ego de Palmer 2014 is a blend of 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. It has an opulent, glossy bouquet with layers of small dark cherries and plenty of glycerin. The palate is more reserved than the bouquet suggests: saturated tannins, a little chewiness on the entry but suppler towards the finish. It feels very linear in keeping with the style of the vintage, the finish a little sweet than its peers with a dab of licorice on the aftertaste.


Wine Enthusiast – 93 points
This second wine of Château Palmer is dense and structured. With ripe swathes of black fruits and juicy Merlot showing strongly, it already displays the potential of the vintage. Generous and ripe, the wine has a fine level of perfumed tannin. Drink from 2023.

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