2008 Palmer Alter Ego
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 91
  • WS 90

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Smoky aromas emerge and the palate follows with black currant and an initial edge of bitterness. There's intense acidity on this balanced medium-term aging wine. R.V.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This is a step up with a level of glycerin that sets it apart from the pack showing ripe mouthfilling plum fig and blackberry fruit laid over a nice graphite spine. Sweet tobacco and violet notes fill in on the lengthy... This is a step up with a level of glycerin that sets it apart from the pack showing ripe mouthfilling plum fig and blackberry fruit laid over a nice graphite spine. Sweet tobacco and violet notes fill in on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2016. 7250 cases made. -JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2008

Label

Alter Ego is a different, nuanced expression of the Chateau Palmer terroir. Born with the 1998 vintage, Alter Ego resulted from a new approach to selecting and blending, intended to interpret the Chateau Palmer terroir differently without departing from the values that make the reputation of the estate’s wines – namely, finesse and elegance, aromatic richness, harmony and length.

Made in roughly the same volume as Chateau Palmer, Alter Ego spends less time in oak, just 16 to 18 months, and only 25% to 40% of the wood is new.

Offering intense, crispy and juicy fruits, Alter Ego is a spontaneous uninhibited wine, soft and round as soon as it has finished barrel aging. Its lush aromas and supple tannins make it a wine that can be appreciated in the first years after bottling.