alter ego, margaux 2020
DECANTER
93

2020 alter ego, margaux

Why We're Buying

Alter Ego is the yin to Château Palmer's yang. The wines come from the same vineyard in Margaux, with Alter Ego showing the "other side" of what the grapes can do. The merlot-dominant offering demonstrates the craftsmanship and creativity that has distinguished Château Palmer from competitors.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
93

Decanter

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. 45% of overall production. 3.73pH. Survived mildew better than in 2018 because of experience in dealing with the conditions.