94 Points - James Suckling
This is a delicious and savoury wine with beautiful, ripe and creamy tannins and chocolate and plum. Full body. The flavours turn to wet earth and mushrooms with some leather.
93 Points - Decanter
I love the bright, perky fruit that we have here. They had to be careful with extraction to retain this delicacy but have succeeded. Not enormously concentrated, at least compared to the first wine, but it has lovely classicism, with fresh fruit and some gourmet swirls of cinnamon and chocolate.
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is deep garnet-purple in colour and springs from the glass with vibrant black raspberries, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants notes plus hints of Sichuan pepper, menthol, pencil lead and cardamom. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with energy, featuring expressive, bright black fruits and firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and lively.
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Alter Ego De Palmer is a terrific wine and checks in as 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. A powerful second wine follows its deep purple colour with lots of blackberries, assorted dark fruit, and notes of leafy herbs, earth, and spice. It's nicely concentrated, medium to full-bodied, and has considerable class.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
Lively, featuring lots of lavender and savoury hints mixed with black cherry and plum flavours. It shows a light bramble note—Open-knit, with juicy energy on the finish.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
The attractive black-currant aromas of this wine are followed on the palate by fresh fruits, lit by acidity and bright black-currant and berry flavours. The tannins are soft and open, meaning this wine will develop relatively quickly. Drink from 2022.