2010 Palmer Alter Ego
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 92
  • JS 92

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Velvety and inviting with lovely dark plum and blackberry fruit followed by a long caressing finish. This has some grip too but it's nicely integrated. Should have some staying power. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Ripe blackcurrants powerful fruit with great acidity and enticing dusty tannins. The wine brings out juicy Merlot flavors with a more concentrated element.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
For many of the classified growths in the Medoc the quality of the second wines has soared over the last 5-6 years and Alter Ego is no exception. The 2010 Alter Ego is the richest ever made. Relatively high in alcohol... For many of the classified growths in the Medoc the quality of the second wines has soared over the last 5-6 years and Alter Ego is no exception. The 2010 Alter Ego is the richest ever made. Relatively high in alcohol this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot. Thick and juicy its black fruits intermixed with acacia flowers camphor and subtle smoky notes are followed by a plump corpulent style of wine with loads of fruit glycerin and texture. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. -Robert Parker
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Floral and blackberry and currant. Full to medium body. Round and velvety with chocolate and nuts. A firm and structured Alter Ego.
JJB 93
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
51% cabernet sauvignon 49% merlot. This is the second wine of Palmer. Aromas of ripe cherry raspberry jam pepper mocha and vanilla are interwoven with turned earth and wet stone. The palate is medium bodied with vibrant... 51% cabernet sauvignon 49% merlot. This is the second wine of Palmer. Aromas of ripe cherry raspberry jam pepper mocha and vanilla are interwoven with turned earth and wet stone. The palate is medium bodied with vibrant flavors of strawberry licorice and coffee while the mid palate introduces acidity and restrained tannins. A nice creamy finish that ends with a bit of heat. More structure here than previous years and this will be approachable within 5 years of release and drink well for another 10+ years thereafter. Alcohol is highest on record at 14.4%. pH 3.55.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2010

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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.