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Château Palmer





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Alter Ego de Château Palmer, Margaux, 2021

6x75cl £330.00

5 cases Equiv. £55.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

We don't always love Alter Ego, but credit where it's due, their 2021s is absolutely outstanding. Alas, they lost 9 hectares (of mainly Merlot) to frost, but learnings from recent vintages meant they lost little to mildew and maintained their biodynamic status. Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) with the balance 32% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot; this is clearly a very successful and attractive Alter Ego. There's a nice definition to the nose. Indications of dark, ripe fruits and mineral elements. One gets the sensation of opaque, yet bright and crisp Merlot fruit wrapped in serious Cabernet tannins. More black fruited than anything else in the Margaux appellation, with red fruit and raspberry highlights. Lots of tension and definition here, vivid and lively, with an alluring sapidity. Very handsome and complete.

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