2019 Alter Ego de Château Palmer, Margaux

Alter Ego is the second wine of Château Palmer, a safe purchase from one of the Médoc’s greatest properties. Farmed biodynamically, this is a second wine that shows the soaring quality of the estate.

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  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    51% Merlot
    40% Cabernet Sauvignon
    9% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2038
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Alter Ego de Château Palmer, Margaux


Cinnamon spice on the nose, with a patisserie edge to the fruits that gives a rich, creamy impression. As ever with the Palmer stable of wines, you can pick out the individual flavours clearly, with careful and precise delineation of cassis, bilberry, slate and tobacco notes, but overall this is an outstanding Alter Ego that puts the emphasis on pleasure. Tannins are extremely precise but feathery and pliable. An extremely low 37ppm of SO2 at this stage, in keeping with biodynamic principles and a desire to let the fruit speak. 3.62ph. 45hl/h yield, 45% of overall production in Alter Ego.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)

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