Alter Ego Palmer 2017 was released at €48 per bottle ex-negociant, down 2% on the 2016 release (€49). It is being offered by the international trade at £585 per 12×75, up 4% on the 2016 release of £560 in sterling terms.
Overall, critics have praised this year’s Alter Ego. James Suckling commented that it was a “serious second wine” and awarded 92-93 points. James Molesworth scored the wine a slightly lower 89-92 points and described it as “lively”.
Prices for Alter Ego Palmer are not closely correlated to critic scores. Instead they follow the traditional pricing pattern for fine wine where vintages appreciate in price with the passing of time, as the chart below shows. As a result, buyers might have hoped for the new vintage to enter the market priced below others.
Palmer 2017 was released at €192 per bottle ex-negociant, down 20% on the 2016 release (€240). Click here for price analysis on the release.
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