Alter Ego de Palmer is deep garnet-purple in colour and springs from the glass with vibrant black raspberries, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants notes plus hints of Sichuan pepper, menthol, pencil lead and cardamom. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with energy, featuring expressive, bright black fruits and firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and lively.
Château Palmer was established in the first half of the nineteenth century by the English general, Charles Palmer. In 1814, on his way back from the Peninsular War where he had fought with Wellington against Napoleon, General Palmer acquired Château de Gascq and gave it his own name.
In the vat room, the fermentations take place serenely and the blends are completed in two sessions in mid-November, largely at the run-off. Favorably marked by the climate, the 2020 vintage touches 2018 in terms of structure: sunny Merlots, fine and powerful Cabernets, a terroir of beautiful evidence.
Pairs well with beef, venison, and poultry dishes.