53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot. Very attractive raspberry perfume and rose petals on the nose. Cushioned, ripe red berries on the palate, with cool, precise blackcurrant fruit persisting on the finish. The tannins are firm but luxuriously fruit-coated, wonderfully rounded and lending a sweet touch to the long finish.
The yield was just 11 hl/ha in 2018, historically low, due to the rainy weather, and resulting mildew in the closed bunches. By consequence, there is a high level of concentration. Picked 13th September to 15th October. Just 6,000 cases will be produced, compared to the usual 10-12,000. The second wine, Alter Ego de Palmer, was not made in 2018.