Chateau Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer 2013
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
Light and fruity, this wine has attractive acidity and layers of red berry fruits. The silky tannins are present, although light and dominated by the fruitiness of the wine. It's fresh, packed with acidity and likely to be ready soon. Drink from 2018.
Shows macerated black currant and blackberry notes, with dark charcoal and bay leaf lining the finish. This has good flesh and drive, if just a bit short on depth overall.-Tasted non-blind. Score range: 87 - 90
Red cherry jam, raspberries, white flowers and spices flesh out on the 2013 Alter Ego. A juicy, succulent wine, the Alter Ego offers lovely up-front fruit married to the bright, lively acidity of the year. Sweet floral notes reappear on the lifted finish. This is a very pretty, feminine wine with plenty of near-term appeal. There is a lot to like here. The blend is 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot.
The second wine, the 2013 Alter Ego de Palmer (7,500 cases produced), is composed of 46% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. It reveals more acidity as well as a more lean, austere character in addition to a deep ruby/purple color. The tannins and tart acids are noticeable. It should be consumed over the next 3-6 years.