Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Alter Ego de Palmer, MARGAUX, Grand Cru Classé
$124.20 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Chocolate shavings and smoked coffee bean on the nose, it's a vintage where you can't get away from the tannins, but here they have sinew and juice, like the best translation of the tannins in the year. This has real purity of fruit (very low SO2 addition at Palmer), together with the gourmet touch that you want in Alter Ego. 93 Jane Anson, Decanter
A density that is typical of many wines in the year, very Merlot blackberry, and very mineral, too; full and fresh and finely tannic; an immediately showy, ample, fruit-bomb style: generously ripe, amply juicy, fleshy, mouth-filling, spicy, but with fine length to taste, plus the necessary defining freshness, and excellent persistence. A particulaly succulent, satisfying Margaux. 91-93 Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine.