Alter Ego de Palmer gehört 2017 zur Speerspitze der besten Zweitweine im Bordelais. Genau wie der Grand Vin profitiert er ganz klar von der 100-prozentigen Umstellung auf Biodynamik bei Château Palmer. Auffällig präsente Frucht (Blaubeere, Pflaume, Mix süßer hellroter Früchte), delikate Tannine verleihen dem Alter Ego viel Druck am Gaumen, kraftvoll, frisch mit einer herausragenden Länge im Abgang! (93+ Punkte) James Suckling 92-93/100 Punkte ´´This shows excellent body and depth of fruit. Rich and very deep. Layered and flavorful. Solid and chewy. Serious second wine.´´ Wine Enthusiast 91-93/100 Punkte ´´Barrel Sample. Soft and silky, this is a rounded, ripe wine. It has just enough gentle tannins to sustain the generous black fruits and acidity. This is going to be a ripe, fruity wine as it develops. Drink from 2022.´´ Wine Spectator 89-92/100 Punkte ´´Lively, featuring lots of lavender and savory hints mixed with black cherry and plum flavors. Shows a light bramble note. Open-knit, with juicy energy on the finish.—J.M.´´ Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 90-92/100 Punkte ´´A blend of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is very deep purple-black in color and gives up exuberant crushed red currants, red cherries, black plums and mulberries with touches of forest floor, garrigue and lavender plus a waft of dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a good core of plummy fruit and very soft, plush tannins, sparked by just enough freshness, finishing fruity.´´ Vinous (Neal Martin): 89-91/100 Punkte ´´The 2017 Alter Ego is matured in 25% new oak. It has quite a rich, dark chocolate-tinged bouquet that is driven by the Merlot, almost Right Bank in style. It just lacks the same detail and clarity as the Grand Vin. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, nicely balanced, certainly one of the more approachable Alter Ego in recent years with a touch of spice and clove towards the finish. Trinkreife: 2021-2035´´ Decanter: 95/100 Punkte ´´It´s very interesting to watch a ´super-second´ risk scaling back the muscular attributes of its wine. The key, says director Thomas Duroux, was building the blend carefully and using the press wines to preserve the mid-palate (12% press in this wine, around the same as the 2015). It´s less powerful and concentrated than the last few vintages, and yet the wine feels sculpted and sewn into place. The fine tannins are extremely clear and precise, and there´s a purity of fruit expression that gives an overwhelming initial impression. The aromatics are really striking, offering an abundance of violet notes on the nose with huge finesse. It just gets better and better in the mouth,, and the tannins do that slow-build thing that is so disarming. This has clear ageing potential. Very low SO2 use for the past few years, in keeping with their biodynamic principles. Just one plot of Petit Verdot for the grand vin was hit by frost. Harvested 20-29 September. 11,000 cases of Palmer, representing 55% of the crop. Drinking Window 2026 – 2040” Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.