Château Palmer

Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.269 ratings
9.317 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

Beautiful wine. Not too showy but exquisite balance and a long pleasant finish.

Beautiful wine. Not too showy but exquisite balance and a long pleasant finish.

Oct 12th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

My first bottle of eight. It’s early but with seven more bottles, I took advantage of my curiosity. A stunning vintage and perhaps their best Alter Ego. Beautiful nose of fresh floral mid and dark red fruits with excellent silky mouthfeel. Two hour decant. I would wait another five years to check on my next bottle. Hedy’s 4th and main course, Lamb - Rack, Shank, Lavender, Cumin, Coriander and a tiny bit of Mint w/ Honey, Butter Beans, Baby Vegetable. Excellent preparation. The 09 Alter Ego did it justice. @PlateAndBottle

My first bottle of eight. It’s early but with seven more bottles, I took advantage of my curiosity. A stunning vintage and perhaps their best Alter Ego. Beautiful nose of fresh floral mid and dark red fruits with excellent silky mouthfeel. Two hour decant. I would wait another five years to check on my next bottle. Hedy’s 4th and main course, Lamb - Rack, Shank, Lavender, Cumin, Coriander and a tiny bit of Mint w/ Honey, Butter Beans, Baby Vegetable. Excellent preparation. The 09 Alter Ego did it justice. @PlateAndBottle

May 13th, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.2

Sleek and endowed. Voluminous and pure nose, rich black fruit with subtle charcoal and pipe tobacco notes. Plush mouthfeel, with vivid minerality on the finish.

Sleek and endowed. Voluminous and pure nose, rich black fruit with subtle charcoal and pipe tobacco notes. Plush mouthfeel, with vivid minerality on the finish.

3 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Chris England

2nd wine of Palmer in a top year @ £45, now £65+ Drinking lovely but still has 10 yrs+ life 👍

Excellent QPR - 92-94 but rounded up as will improve 😉

🍇 52% Merlot & 48% Cab Sav

🍷Deep ruby red

👃 Juicy plump blackcurrant & dark plum through soft smokey oak, mocha, soggy earth, leather & minerals

👄 Med+ body of ripe rich blackcurrant & dark plum w/ an earthy mocha undertone

🎯 Med+ mocha blackcurrant liquorish touch dry finale

One of the best 2nd wines going 😎

2nd wine of Palmer in a top year @ £45, now £65+ Drinking lovely but still has 10 yrs+ life 👍

Excellent QPR - 92-94 but rounded up as will improve 😉

🍇 52% Merlot & 48% Cab Sav

🍷Deep ruby red

👃 Juicy plump blackcurrant & dark plum through soft smokey oak, mocha, soggy earth, leather & minerals

👄 Med+ body of ripe rich blackcurrant & dark plum w/ an earthy mocha undertone

🎯 Med+ mocha blackcurrant liquorish touch dry finale

One of the best 2nd wines going 😎

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2017
Christanna Honer

Disappointing. Hot and chewy, mineral/iron overpowering.

Disappointing. Hot and chewy, mineral/iron overpowering.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

9.0

#wow #alterego ##plush

#wow #alterego ##plush

Jun 25th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Really cool wine. Expressing dark fruits and soft tannins yet still showing that classic Bordeaux minerality and earth character. Tasted over 2 hours. Showed much more secondaries with time

Really cool wine. Expressing dark fruits and soft tannins yet still showing that classic Bordeaux minerality and earth character. Tasted over 2 hours. Showed much more secondaries with time

Jun 21st, 2015
Stewart Cameron

Pretty nice juice

Pretty nice juice

Nov 3rd, 2014
Amanda Higgins

One of the best wines I've had.

One of the best wines I've had.

Nov 2nd, 2014
Dominik Breer

Had to open it. A wonderful, powerful little brother

Had to open it. A wonderful, powerful little brother

Jun 25th, 2014