The 2020 Alter Ego de Palmer is made from a blend of Merlot (46%), Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Petit Verdot (4%).
Full of summer sunshine, the berries impart a beautiful deep and dark colour to the wine
The nose blends, with harmony and indulgence, fragrances of soft fruits, spiced flowers and fresh, slightly minty herbs.
With a beautiful structure, this 2020 vintage seduces with a silky touch, characteristic of the signature style of Château Palmer. The perfect expression of its terroir and climate, the 2020 Alter Ego de Palmer echoes the 2018 vintage with its structure, which combines solar Merlot with fine and powerful Cabernet.
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. Survived mildew better than in 2018 because of experience in dealing with the conditions.