The 2016 Alter Ego de Palmer is a sensational wine. The second wine of Chateau Palmer is fresh, vibrant and pulsing with energy. The 2016 Alter Ego de Palmer wine is utterly captivating from the very first taste. There is a purity to the 2016 Palmer wine that is simply remarkable. Floral overtones add lift to this super-expressive, sensual Margaux wine.
Alter Ego is made from a selection of parcels that are picked earlier than those used for the Grand Vin. Lower temperatures in fermentation and gentle vinifications yield a wine that emphasizes freshness and energy. In that sense, Alter Ego is not really a second wine of the Grand Vin, but rather is more accurately described as a second, and independent, wine of the property.
This 2016 Alter Ego de Palmer has a blended of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot. Chateau Palmer is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
97 points James Suckling
94 points Wine Enthusiast
93 points Decanter