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2013 Alter Ego

1.5ltr

ITEM 7953357 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
$125
Item Sold Amount Date
I7966563 1 $150 Oct 3, 2021
I7966413 1 $155 Oct 3, 2021
I7966563 1 $160 Oct 3, 2021
I7961466 1 $125 Sep 26, 2021
I7953687 1 $125 Sep 19, 2021
I7945209 2 $125 Sep 5, 2021
I7945208 4 $125 Sep 5, 2021
I7917142 6 $130 Aug 8, 2021
I7916688 6 $120 Aug 8, 2021
I7911311 1 $120 Aug 1, 2021
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RATINGS

88-90Vinous / IWC

A juicy, succulent wine, the Alter Ego offers lovely up-front fruit married to the bright, lively acidity of the year. Sweet floral notes reappear on the lifted finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Really rich and pure fruit. Fantastic perfume – really firing on all cylinders. Very impressive scent.

PRODUCER

Château Palmer (Second Label)

Alter Ego is the second wine from Château Palmer, a Third Growth Bordeaux with a First Growth profile. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Alter Ego “an outrageously successful second wine” and reviewers across the boards have rated it in the low- to mid-90s. Alter Ego is outstanding because Château Palmer is a remarkable producer. Parker has noted that “Palmer can be as profound as any of the first growths… (and in some vintages) Palmer can be better than many of them.” The estate takes its name from Charles Palmer, an English military officer who bought the property in 1814 and spent the rest of his life improving it and buying additional vineyards. The estate was later purchased by French entrepreneurs and today is owned by a consortium of families in the negociant business. The estate includes 128 acres of vineyards planted to 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. About 130,000 bottles are produced each year. Besides its wine, the estate is known for its exquisite château with neo-gothic turrets worthy of a fairy tale castle. It was built in 1856 by Charles Burguet, one of the period’s most renowned architects.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

VINTAGE

2013 Alter Ego

This is a second label of Château Palmer