2008 Chateau Palmer, Alter Ego de Palmer

2008 Chateau Palmer, Alter Ego de Palmer

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Style: Mellow and Flamboyant
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Margaux
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ABOUT THE WINE
Château Palmer is named after a British officer, Colonel Charles Palmer (later Maj. General), who settled in Bordeaux in 1814. It is located in the center of the Margaux appellation, and its vineyards lie on a plateau of clay and gravel soils. Historically the estate has always prided itself on the exceptional quality of its wines, declassifying whole vintages (as in 1963 and 1968) when conditions weren’t conducive to the usual high standards of the property. Classified as a 3ème Cru Classé, it punches significantly above its classification. Since the 2017 vintage they are certified 100% biodynamic.

TASTING NOTES
A difficult vintage, with a remarkably late harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon in particular struggled for full ripeness, but Merlot flourished in the conditions of the 2008 vintage, and so dominates in this release of the Alter Ego. Supple, fresh and elegant, this wine will age beautifully. Wood smoke, cassis, cured meats, damson and blackcurrant; a really well-made example.

FOOD PAIRING
An excellent wine for game, both feathered and hooved.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Merlot at Palmer is planted on both the clay and gravel soils of the estate; the extra drainage provided by the gravel gives Palmer its elegant opulence, hence the unusually high proportion of Merlot (often 45-50%) in the blend for a left-bank wine.

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