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Chateau Palmer Alter Ego de Château Palmer 2012

Bordeaux

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HK$888   each
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RRP HK$950 
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HK$828  in any 6+
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Palate Profile

The 2012 Alter Ego is unusually dark in this vintage, the result of abnormally low yields and very ripe Merlot. The 2012s at Palmer are made from unusually low yields of around 28 hectoliters per hectare. One of the effects of the 2011 hailstorm that hit the estate was a lowering of the following year's crop, which has resulted in rich, tannic wines. Estate Manager Thomas Duroux opted to give the 2012s more time in barrel than is customary and the wines were bottled in September 2014.

Critic Awards

An exuberant, voluptuous wine, the 2012 hits the palate with a malange of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice, tobacco and grilled herbs. There is more than enough tannin and acidity to support a good decade-plus of very fine drinking. This is a superb second wine that should be on consumers' radar screens, as it over delivers, big time.

Initially densely tannic, this wine quickly reveals a more velvet character that is enhanced by the blackberry fruits. Over half the production at Palmer in 2012 was of this second wine, which is already finely integrated and developing well. Drink from 2020.

Strong ruby ​​garnet, violet reflections, subtle lightening of the edges. Inviting dark berry fruit, delicate hints of cranberries and cranberries, a hint of liquorice. Medium complexity, lively and fresh, mineral note, crisp tannins, some chocolate, salty-lemon finish in the finish.

16/20 Jancis Robinson

Region and Grapes

Region: Bordeaux:
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

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