Palmer is undoubtedly one of the greatest estates in Bordeaux, and this wine, the Alter Ego de Palmer, is described by its maker as an 'alternative expression of the same terroir' (at a much lower price).
Made in a more modern and approachable style than the top wine, this is an outstanding Bordeaux in its own right, and does not require the many years of ageing that its older sibling needs to become enjoyable.
Third growth Château Palmer is frequently touted as a possible candidate for promotion to first growth status because of its consistently outstanding performance. In its greatest vintages it can outshine everything ...Learn more
“Bright crimson. Very smooth and silky with a note of spearmint. Really fresh on top of great ripeness. ”
“Even though it was only introduced by Château Palmer in 1998, the distinctive reverse black-and-gold label is surely one of the best known in Bordeaux. But the real success of Alter Ego has come in its consistently excellent quality. The 2012 is a wonderful example of why this wine is so good. It has all the lush exoticism of Palmer, but with a softness and crème de cassis, dense fruitiness (it is 52% Merlot) that makes it drinkable now and for the next 10 to 15 years.”