Alter Ego Palmer
2nd Wine of Chateau Palmer (7500 cases produced only)
A creation of wine with balance, focus, and length by a devoted team. This vintage is the latest in a line of great vintages, a top-quality wine.
A reinterpretation of Château Palmer’s terroir. Spontaneity. That sudden desire to indulge without delay, Château Palmer wished to gratify. Thus, while remaining true to its philosophy, another expression of its terroir came to be. Since the 1998 vintage, a new approach to selection and blending has yielded this supple and rounded wine, distinguished by its freshness of fruit, crisp intensity and richness…from the moment out of barrel, it's all that’s natural, bottled.
[AOC controlled designation of origin]
Robed in deep garnet-purple, this vintage has a pronounced notable taste, spicy and minty fresh on the nose, elegant with good density and substance. It is silky with lots of fruits and style.
This red will marry well with toasts, duck breasts, cepes and porcini mushrooms, beef fillet, duck foie gras, risottos and stews. It goes well also with meat dishes like lamb or veal, omelettes, and with camembert cheese.
52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet sauvignon, 6% Petit verdot
Fermentation: 54conical stainless-steel vats
Aging: 20 to 22 months of ageing in barrels, less than half of them new wood
Aging potential: to keep
Serving temperature: 14-16 °C
Alcohol content: 14%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.