The château of Palmer lies in the little village of Issan right by the main route up the Médoc. The vineyard was once a part of the vast Issan estate, but was divided by succession in 1748, when 50 hectares was handed down to the de Gascq family. In 1814 the property was sold to Major General Charles Palmer, an officer in Wellington's army. Having expended the vineyard area considerably, the general ran out of money and was forced to sell the property at a loss. The current owners - a syndicate of the Sichel, Ginestet, Mialhe and Mähler-Besse families - bought Palmer in 1938. It was classified third growth in 1855.
Case of 12 Bottles
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"The 2012 Alter Ego is unusually dark in this vintage, the result of abnormally low yields and very ripe Merlot. An exuberant, voluptuous wine, the 2012 hits the palate with a mélange of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice, tobacco and grilled herbs. There is more than enough tannin and acidity to support a good decade-plus of very fine drinking. This is a superb second wine that should be on consumers' radar screens, as it over delivers, big time. The 2012s at Palmer are made from unusually low yields of around 28 hectoliters per hectare. One of the effects of the 2011 hailstorm that hit the estate was a lowering of the following year's crop, which has resulted in rich, tannic wines. Estate Manager Thomas Duroux opted to give the 2012s more time in barrel than is customary and the wines were bottled in September 2014." Antonio Galloni
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