2022 Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2025 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Palmer
  • Region Margaux
  • Drinking 2025 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £402.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 90-92

    The 2022 Alter Ego is a deep limpid purple in color. It has a huge bouquet as if someone has shoved a bunch of violets in your face and said "Smell that". It just doesn't hold back. The palate is medium-bodied, with a sweet, ripe entry. Quite dense, structured and grippy, with a slightly briny finish. Drink 2027-2050

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Alter Ego de Palmer offers up aromas of cherries, wild berries and plums mingled with vine smoke and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, deep and brooding, with a layered core of fruit, lively acids and rich, powdery tannins, it's a gourmand, voluptuous wine that will offer a broad drinking window.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 Alter Ego is a total pleasure bomb. Ripe and sensual, with caressing tannins, the 2022 is exceptionally beautiful. Floral and spice top notes lend tons of aromatic presence. More than anything, though, I am so impressed with the wine’s exceptional balance. Especially the tannins. Nothing in particular stands out, as the wine’s balance is nothing short of magnificent. The 2022 is pure and total sensuality. Drink 2027 - 2042.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    With a touch more Merlot than Cabernet in the final blend, the dark cherry and blackcurrant characters leap out of the glass. A noticeable volume and generosity of fruit melds beautifully with the earthy, sandstone like tannins. Appealingly persistent on the finish.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 96-97

    The minerality and intensity to this wine is very impressive with blackberry and blue berry aromas and flavors. Salt and pepper. It’s full and linear with a brightness and freshness. Compacted center palate.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 92

    Dense fruits, violet reflections, with a hit of iris, peony and roses. This is a serious wine, with intense phenolics and full extraction that just walks the line, edges of ripe cassis, fig, saffran spice, cocoa bean, grilled campfire notes, dark bitter chocolate and fennel. High drama, maintains estate signature, keeping its own imprint and personality.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    I always love the second wine from this estate, and their 2022 Alter Ego De Palmer should be terrific. Based on 61% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot, aged in 25% new oak, it's a deeply hued Margaux with lots of ripe red and blue fruits, some classic chalky minerality, and floral notes. It shows the vintage's powerful, concentrated style and is full-bodied, with terrific balance.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18.5+

    With a Richebourg-like fanfare on the nose that is gloriously cacophonous and then quietens to a single pure note and then silence, this is a stunning Alter Ego. The fruit is as expressive and enlightened as ever, and the tannin structure is firm, layered, regal and exhilarating. Every bunch of grapes was harvested at the precise apogee of its ripening because the texture and lusciousness are second to none. I love Alter Ego and its willingness to enchant one’s senses, and in 2022, it is a downright delicious, epicurean delight.

Producer

Château Palmer

Château Palmer has many followers. Indeed in certain vintages it even rivals Château Margaux itself. Its 1961 was one of the most compelling wines of the vintage outperforming most first growths. Many deem this château far more noble than its original classified third growth status which can be confirmed by its price.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.