Wine Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux AOC, 2010
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Wine bright ruby-red color.
Sredneteloe wine has a deep flavor with a broad texture and velvety tannins. Long aftertaste marked notes of tobacco and coffee.
Elegant aroma of the wine is filled with flavors of black currant, plum, cherry and chocolate, interwoven with hints of herbs, green pepper.
Wine is served with meat dishes from beef and pork, game and cheeses. It also goes well with fruit and fruit desserts.
Alter Ego - translated as "Other Self", this "second wine" Château Palmer. On the wine label depicts a castle Chateau Palmer, built in the late XIX century. And if the main wine label depicts a lock of gold color on a dark background, then the wine Alter Ego on the contrary - the castle of a dark color on a gold background, which emphasizes the concept of the name. The second wine is not much inferior to the "first", it is created from grapes from old vines. This wine was first produced in 1998, after a significant re-engineering of the wine house, its production - the result of a new approach to harvesting and assemblage.
Weather in 2010 was as favorable as in the previous year. The beginning of the growing season was late in April. By the end of May, the harvest has developed very well, but the picture was a bit spoiled by the cold wet weather in June. July and the end of summer was warm, sunny, with cool nights. Low precipitation resulted in an increased content of phenolic compounds, compared with the 2009 harvest. Berries ripe small size, but had at the same time surprising aromatic richness and good acidity. A few rainy days in late September, nevertheless helped to harvest fully mature, and the manufacturer notes that 2010 was the most favorable in the history of Chateau Palmer.
During the vinification must be under constant supervision of specialists, daily wine. Thanks to their efforts has been to preserve the freshness and subtlety of flavor with good density of the beverage. After the final aging in oak barrels the wine has become an elegant bouquet and deep fruity taste with rounded and soft tannins. Many critics of the international level gave high marks Alter Ego 2010 harvest, and aging potential of this wine is estimated to be 10-15 years.
Manor Château Palmer was named in honor of its former owner, Major-General Charles Palmer. Having a great influence in the noble circles, he promoted their wines in this society. But because of the very high costs that it could not cover, in 1843 he was forced to sell his estate. Chateau Palmer bought brothers bankers Perer largely multiply the glory of wines. In 1938, several families from Bordeaux, Holland and England joined forces to return Chateau Palmer his former level. In 2004, the shareholders of Chateau Palmer offered the post of manager of the young oenologist Thomas Duru. Duru already had experience in California and Italy, returning to his homeland - in Bordeaux, he was greatly excited the upcoming work. Shareholders asked him to hold a "quiet revolution" in Chateau Palmer, gradually improving the quality of production in response to market demands, not forgetting to maintain the tradition. For Chateau Palmer is not the first experience of reforms.