It was in 1814 that General Charles Palmer acquires The vineyard property of Madame de Gascq, property To which he will give his name. Two hundred years more Palmer continues to write his Vintage in vintage. The harvest of the vintage 2014 ended Tuesday, October 14 under a sun Radiant, sun that will have accompanied us all the month Of September, after having played at cachecache this summer. Everything started quite well: in the winter, Duly watered, allows the soil of the property, Renew their water supply; Then in the spring, the Flowering takes place despite a slight run On the old merlots. At this stage, the hopes are Great as to the quality of this new vintage. But as of July, the weather is unstable and The vines are concentrated on their beautiful foliage, Detriment of their grapes. The month of August is no longer Rejoicing, the veraison drags, the berries grow ...Fortunately, the sun finally reveals itself at the September. The extraordinary climatic conditions Of September are gradually changing the profile of Of 2014. The difference in veraison between the vines' feet Is erased and the size of the berries decreases, concentrating All the elements of this new vintage: The contents of sugars, anthocyanins and tannins increase. The 22 of September is harvested.
- 52% Merlot
- 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 13% Petit Verdot
- Alcohol: 13.5%
Aromas of spices and earth with mushrooms. Dark fruit. Full-bodied, dense and rich with earth and spices. A beauty. Soft and juicy. Savory yet exotic. - James Suckling 93 Points
The Alter Ego de Palmer 2014 is a blend of 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. It has an opulent, glossy bouquet with layers of small dark cherries and plenty of glycerin. The palate is more reserved than the bouquet suggests: saturated tannins, a little chewiness on the entry but suppler towards the finish. It feels very linear in keeping with the style of the vintage, the finish a little sweet than its peers with a dab of licorice on the aftertaste. - Robert Parker 90-92 Points
This has a lively feel, with light bramble, bay and wet pebble notes scattered around the core of cassis and black cherry fruit. Everything knits well through the finish. Needs just a touch of cellaring to round into form. - Wine Spectator Magazine 90 Points