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ALTER EGO DE PALMER

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2017
750 ml
92 RP
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"No vintage resembles the one before. This forces us to constantly question our practices, and prevents us from developing any automatisms. Our only guide is our palate." - Pierre-Baptiste Cormery, Cellar Worker, Château Palmer


France, Bordeaux, Margaux
APPELLATION:
Margaux
GRAPES:
53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
APPEARANCE:
deep garnet-purple colour
AROMA:
Ripe plums, cassis and crushed cherries with touches of incense, lavender and chocolate box.
PALATE:
Medium-bodied, very finely crafted and vivacious in the mouth, it finishes with great elegance and finesse.
FOOD PAIRING:
all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes
SERVE:
18/19°C

 

Parker : 92 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20

In the Médoc, it’s often said that “the great terroirs overlook the water”. In 2017, it saved them, thanks to the shielding powers of the Gironde estuary.

With a significant lack of rainfall and a mild February and March, we’d expected the vines to awaken early from their winter dormancy. Starting late March and into the first half of April, the buds began opening amidst optimal growing conditions. Then, during the nights of 27th and 28th April, the Bordeaux region was struck by a wave of frost. Thankfully, the river would protect the majority of Château Palmer’s vineyards. Finally, late May brought the fine weather which would provide ideal conditions for flowering, and the promise of an excellent harvest.

The spring remained dry until the month of June. As summer began, it brought several rainy periods which prolonged the vegetative growth of the vines. The veraison took place on schedule in mid-August. The rains of September speeded the maturation of the skins and harvest started early on 20th September. By the 29th, the harvest was over. From the moment vinification began, it became apparent that the conditions of the vintage, coupled by the respectful vineyard management methods we’d used to safeguard the terroir, would allow us to enjoy a great clarity of expression from our plots.

Today, the 2017 vintage at Château Palmer is precise, without excess. The wines exhibit the elegant balance of our most classic vintages. Their velvety tannins and aromatic depth are promises of splendid ageing potential.

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ALTER EGO DE PALMER

ALTER EGO DE PALMER

$186.00$155.00
2017
750 ml
92 RP
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