2011 Palmer Alter Ego

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WE 93
  • NM 92
  • WS 92
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2011 Palmer Alter Ego

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
A wine that shows excellent structure with ripe fruit and soft warm tannins. It has weight while retaining its crisp acidity and intense black-currant flavor. R.V.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The assemblage is 48% Merlot 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and for the second time 16% Petit Verdot since it was very aromatic. The 2011 has a precocious bouquet that has forgotten that this is supposed to be 2011 and not 2009:... The assemblage is 48% Merlot 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and for the second time 16% Petit Verdot since it was very aromatic. The 2011 has a precocious bouquet that has forgotten that this is supposed to be 2011 and not 2009: layers of sweet macerated dark cherries blueberry and minerals. One can really sense that Petit Verdot. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins on the entry. It has good acidity and weight firm grip towards the finish.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Taut but sappy with lots of white pepper and kirsch flavors and a chalky energy on the tightly wound finish. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This wine shows an inviting fruit with orangey acidity and a crispy finish. Juicy. So attractive already. This has a little more Petit Verdot in the blend. Gives it lively and interesting character. Second wine of Palmer.
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
48% merlot 37% cabernet sauvignon and 15% petit verdot. Chateau Palmer's second wine. Vines are grown on stony gravel soils with a planting density of 10000 vines per hectare. Aged for up to 17 months in oak with 25-40%... 48% merlot 37% cabernet sauvignon and 15% petit verdot. Chateau Palmer's second wine. Vines are grown on stony gravel soils with a planting density of 10000 vines per hectare. Aged for up to 17 months in oak with 25-40% new. Dense and concentrated ruby red color throughout. Additional emphasis on petit verdot in this vintage added tight fine tannins and restrained aromas of wild red berry followed with savory herbs leather and tar. As usual very soft on the palate presenting flavors of raspberry and blackberry liqueur transitioning to crushed earth and savory jerky. The finish is medium in length. Should age nicely over the medium term. One of the top second wines of the Left Bank. Enjoy 2015-2023.