Alter Ego de Palmer - Margaux - red - 2014 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The Alter Ego de Palmer 2014 is a blend of 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. It has an opulent, glossy bouquet with layers of small dark cherries and plenty of glycerin. The palate is more reserved than the bouquet suggests: saturated tannins, a little chewiness on the entry but suppler towards the finish. It feels very linear in keeping with the style of the vintage, the finish a little sweet than its peers with a dab of licorice on the aftertaste.”Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
In 1814, General Charles Palmer purchased Madame de Gascq’s wine estate, and subsequently gave it his name. Two hundred years later, Château Palmer continues to write its own history from one vintage to the next. Early in the summer, the sun had played and endless game of hide-and-seek. But when the 2014 harvest ended on 14th October, it was under the same glorious sun that we had enjoyed all throughout September. Everything had started quite well: a rainy winter had allowed the estate to renew its water reserves. Early July, the weather became unstable and the vines focused on their foliage, to the detriment of their grapes. August wasn’t much better. Luckily the sun returned at the end of the month. On 22nd September, we harvested the plot. The particularly good weather allowed us to harvest perfectly ripe grapes. In the cellar, the spotlight was on innovation. After two years of experiments in reducing the level of sulphur in our wines, we decided not to add any sulphur to the harvested grapes to let them immediately express their complexity. At this stage, the wines of the 2014 vintage are an excellent reaction of the diversity of the estate’s plots. Each personality is expressed in these two blends as if a veil had been lifted. It is without a doubt one of the result results of our biodynamic approach.
From: France , Bordeaux , Margaux
Grapes variety: 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot