Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux 2011

Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux 2011

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This is classy for the vintage, with beautifully crafted tannins and focused, pure fruit. Currants and blackberries. Full body, fine tannins and a long, long finish. Second wine of Palmer. Best second wine of the vintage? Better in 2019.

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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (JS-92)

This is classy for the vintage, with beautifully crafted tannins and focused pure fruit. Currants and blackberries. Full body, fine tannins and a long, long finish. Second wine of Palmer. Best second wine of the vintage? Better in 2019.

Source: 212, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Apr 2014 (RP-89)

The draconian selection process has resulted in delicious second wine, the 2011 Alter Ego de Palmer. It boasts plenty of plum, black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of vanillin and earth. Medium-bodied and supple, it can be drunk early on, but should evolve for 15 or more years. Drink now-2020.

Winemaker Thomas Duroux continues to fine-tune this already brilliant estate, producing first-growth quality wines year after year.
Drink Date 2014 - 2020

Source: Winemaker

The 2011 vintage will remain in our memories as the most precocious of the 2000s. The vegetative year began with an exceptionally warm and dry spring. The first consequence was the vine’s early budding. The first flowers appeared as early as 10th May, almost three weeks ahead of schedule. On 4th June, with the berries already formed, a hailstorm broke over our vineyard and reduced the harvest’s potential yield. The accompanying rain at least allowed the vine to recharge before the start of a new dry spell that would stretch on to 14th July. The young berries, very sensitive at this stage in their development, suffered from the heatwave conditions. Some berries literally withered and fell off the vine. After such an extreme month of June, the rain returned mid-July and the temperatures cooled. The vine recovered. Véraison went smoothly in favorable conditions. At the end of the month of August, the sun came out and was our faithful companion throughout harvest. After the great 2009 and 2010 vintages with their unique balances, 2011 has a classical structure with an alcohol level inferior to 13.5%. However, a frank acidity and a very good concentration of tight tannins guarantee a tremendous capacity to age for this vintage.

BLEND: Merlot 48%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Petit Verdot 15%
HARVEST DATES: 07/09/2011 TO 29/09/2011
AGEING POTENTIAL: Ready to drink but can be kept a few more years

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