A Classified Growth in the Official Classification of 1855, Château Palmer is a real star of the Margaux appellation, on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. With biodynamic viticulture launched in 2009, Château Palmer has chosen to convert the entire vineyard in 2014. Having built its legacy on vintages that have become legendary, Château Palmer continues to write its history under the direction of the talented Thomas Duroux.
Upon an exceptional terroir in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, Château Palmer has fairly unusual grape varieties for a Médoc estate, with Merlot given pride of place, supplemented by Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
Since its launch with the 1998 vintage, the greatly elegant Alter Ego de Palmer is intended as another facet of the expression of Château Palmer wines.
The 2014 vintage opens in dry weather and offers a regular growth of nature which is felt in the quality of the flowering. Shortly after, rains come to hydrate the vineyard and thus allow a good growth of the berries. From the start of summer, temperatures warm up and the weather turns dry again. The rains at the end of July halt veraison, which shapes berries of classic size. The September harvest offers the happy surprise of magnificent, rich and perfectly ripe Merlot, as well as promising Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Alter Ego de Palmer 2015 is carried by the sublime aromatic expression of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The dense structure goes wonderfully with the perfect ripeness of the grapes. This great balance is in line with legendary vintages such as 2005, 2009 and 2010.
Service and custody
Palmer's Alter Ego 2015 will develop its aromatic complexity after ageing for several years.