Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wine of the day #6 - Chateau Palmer 2nd wine Alter Ego 2006

Assessment of Quality 7.5/10
Developing, entry level wine due to many primary fruit character and light in body, simple structure. Lack of complexity given most of the intensity is below benchmark, suggesting this should be the entry market level. Could not believe this could be the second wine of a Grand Cru St. Emilion class. Perhaps the vintage was not on the year when the quality is restored to Grand Cru Class as yet that the winemakers tend to put more effort on Tertre Daugay than this. 

Clarity: Bright
Intensity: medium
Colour: Ruby
Observations: short legs, light rim

Condition: Clean
Development: developing
Intensity: medium -
Aroma: Cherry, Asparagus, Vegetable, corn, mushroom, little woody oaky

Sweetness: medium +
Acidity: medium
Tannin: medium -
Alcohol: medium -
Body: medium -
Flavour Intensity: medium
Flavour: More red berries, Plum, Prune, more sulphur, less alcohol punch.Length: short, alcohol is also short in length.

Readiness to drink
Drink now. Suggest to drink one hour after breathing if you prefer more fruity character. Vanilla bouquet from the glass, structure improves and more balanced in terms of acidity and tannin.
Suggested food pairing: Mushroom, pork, Stewed meat & vegetables, pigeon. ____________________________________________________________
Source: PauilliacBordeauxFrance
Year: 2006
Grape varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Score: NIL
Qualification: 2nd wine of Chateau Palmer

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