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2000 Palmer - Alter Ego Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Although Palmer stands among ten Third Growth properties located in Margaux, its primary rival for best of appellation comes from the first growth estate Chateau Margaux. Palmer's original name was Chateau de Gascq, but was changed to its owner's namesake after its purchase by General Charles Palmer in 1814. The current owners are the... More »

Score
90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2011 VF: 2004-2010
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Author JCashman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.913%
Tasted On 03/02/2013
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still fresh and bright. Good fruit and the subtle back end flavors that make us love aged Bourdeaux. Perfect time to drink despite what Parker says.

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Author Juan K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.515%
Tasted On 12/09/2012
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Author daphsyd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 01/22/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2011
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Author wineme.310
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.429%
Tasted On 01/30/2009
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 06/14/2003
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Medium plus blood red colored wine with a few distinct slightly colored legs. An immediately appealing nose of spearmint, cassis, smoke, sandalwood, cedar, and minerals. Already enjoyable now, the wine shows excellent balance to go along with its suave and persistent flavors. Tastes like a wine that hails from Chateau Palmer ? the highest praise for a second wine in my opinion.

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