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Château Palmer Margaux Alter Ego 2001

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Parker review: A virile, muscular effort for this estate, the 2001 Palmer (a blend of 51%<br/>Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a saturated<br/>purple color to the rim. Although closed and backward, it is surprisingly<br/>powerful, layered, and formidably endowed, revealing hints of charcoal, black<br/>fruits, earth, and underbrush. There is a lot going on in this offering, but it<br/>needs 5-7 years of cellaring to resolve its high tannin. Anticipated maturity:<br/>2010-2022. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate)

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Chateau Palmer:
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, ch... Read more
A grand cru is a matter of origin in time as in space. The Château Palmer style is embedded in history and dedicated to the expression of its terroir. It is a style beyond fashion and trends. To experience its timelessness, there is no better way than to taste it. Again and again. Finesse and elegance, typical of the great wines of Margaux, are the permanent trademarks of Château Palmer, characterized by the softness and refinement of silk, the warmth of velvet, and the leather of noblesse. The unusual combination of grape varieties – as much Merlot as Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petit Verdot – gives Château Palmer a bouquet of extraordinary complexity, with fruit, flowers, and spice wrapped in a fleshy and generous structure. The subtle balance between aromatic richness and powerful yet always restrained tannins makes Palmer a wine of incomparable charm, even when very young. Its length leaves the persistent memory of a heady mix of sensations and emotions. Long barrel ageing is essential for Château Palmer to give full expression to its gravely soil and reveal all its body and flesh. This ageing continues very slowly for many years and even decades in the bottle. Your patience will be generously rewarded when you taste an old vintage. It exudes a particularly rich and complex aromatic finish, sometimes exotic, always unforgettable. Wine tasting is a meeting of two living bodies as they surrender to each other, the human being and the wine. Tasters always have expectations from the wine they choose: good wines meet them; Château Palmer exceeds them. Read less

External Reviews for Château Palmer Margaux Alter Ego

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A virile muscular effort for this estate the 2001 Palmer...exhibits a saturated purple color to the rim. Although closed and backward it is surprisingly powerful layered and formidably endowed revealing hints of charcoal black fruits earth and underbrush. There is a lot going on in this offering... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

...classic Margaux. It has delicacy and elegance but it also packs power concentration and dark dry flavors. Intense and concentrated the richness of the high proportion of Merlot in Palmer s blend shows through while the Cabernet Sauvignon gives a fresh lift at the end. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Extremely pretty with flowers berries chocolate and spices. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and ripe silky tannins; long and caressing. Beautiful. Palmer shows wonderful refinement... Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/17/2009

...classic Margaux. It has delicacy and elegance, but it also packs power, concentration and dark, dry flavors. Intense and concentrated, the richness of the high proportion of Merlot in Palmer's blend shows through, while the Cabernet Sauvignon give... Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Chateau Palmer 1500ml



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Parker review: A virile, muscular effort for this estate, the 2001 Palmer (a blend of 51%<br/>Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a saturated<br/>purple color to the rim. Although closed and backward, it is surprisingly<br/>powerful, layered, and formidably endowed, revealing hints of charcoal, black<br/>fruits, earth, and underbrush. There is a lot going on in this offering, but it<br/>needs 5-7 years of cellaring to resolve its high tannin. Anticipated maturity:<br/>2010-2022. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate)

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