Alter Ego de Palmer 2012

Country
France
Region
Medoc-Margaux
Producer
Chateau Palmer
Grape(s)
Merlot (51%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Petit Verdot (9%)
Type
Red
Style
Robust
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content (%)
13
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Allergens
Sulphites: Yes

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Region

The combination of sand and gravel soils found in this area of southern Médoc are ideal to support both Cabernet Sauvignon and a high proportion of Merlot. The Margaux appellation always produces wines with a fragrant bouquet, supple texture and feminine softness.

Producer

Named after British Major-General Palmer, who established the property after the Napoleanic wars, Chateau Palmer makes one of the great wines of the Margaux commune. Chateau Palmer`s estate consists of 52 hectares of vines, which are planted on gravely rises several metres thick in the communes of Margaux and Cantenac. This `terroir` is ideal to support both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a small amount of Petit Verdot. The result are wines of great finesse, elegance and concentration.

Tasting Notes

Alter Ego is the second wine of 3eme Cru Classe, Chateau Palmer. The 2012 vintage is characterised by a wet spring and a hot summer which particularly favoured the Merlot grape variety. A smooth and supple wine with notes of cassis, blackberry fruit, liquorice and subtle toasted oak. Full bodied with chewy tannins and a long, textured finish.

Food

Perfect with beef wellington.