2016 Plince Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94 DC 93 WA 92 WE 91 JL 90 VN 90 WS 90
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Very ripe blueberries here, married to delicate, smoky-oak and baking-spice character. Concentrated and succulent with a wonderful, mineral freshness at the long, energetic finish. A very flexible food-wine. Drink or hold.
DC 93

Decanter, October 2018

Smoky notes of cold ash spiral through the palate, while the fantastic concentration of fruit balances against gorgeous freshness and some menthol notes, finishing with tobacco and slate. Seductive, yet still...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

The 2016 Plince is a blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. It has a medium garnet-purple color and offers up scents of red and black currants, black cherries and mulberries with scorched earth, bay leaves and iron...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

This 21-acre vineyard has produced a firmly structured wine with severe tannins that will take time to soften. The fruits along with acidity are still developing and will give an attractive wine from 2022.
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017

Medium bodied, silky, soft and polished, this is a respectable wine with lots of ripe plums, earth and freshness. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Chateau%20Plince
VN 90

Vinous, January 2019

The 2016 Plince is a soft, fruity wine. Plump, juicy and inviting, the 2016 offers plenty of immediacy. The 2016 is not especially complex, but it is quite delicious. Some of the slightly awkward notes I saw en primeur...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, January 2019

This has an alluring profile, with dark plum, fig and blackberry fruit melded with mulling spice, black tea and incense notes. The silky finish lets everything drape easily. Drink now through 2028. 4,100 cases made.–JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Plince Bordeaux Blend from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France is a wine that exudes elegance and sophistication. With a deep, garnet-purple color, this red wine is visually stunning and immediately captures the attention.

On the nose, one is immediately greeted with the enticing aroma of very ripe blueberries, which are perfectly married to delicate notes of smoky oak and baking spices. The combination is intoxicating and sets the stage for the sensory experience that is about to unfold.

On the palate, the 2016 Plince showcases a concentration and succulence that is simply remarkable. The wine is medium-bodied and silky, with soft and polished tannins that provide a wonderful texture. Ripe plums and earthy undertones add complexity and depth to the wine, while a mineral freshness lingers on the long and energetic finish.

This Bordeaux Blend is truly versatile and pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, making it a fantastic choice for any food-wine pairing. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, the 2016 Plince is sure to impress with its impeccable balance and harmonious blend of flavors.

Renowned wine experts have also recognized the excellence of this wine. James Suckling rates it 94 points, praising its ripe blueberries and mineral freshness. Wine Enthusiast awards it 91 points, noting the firm structure and potential for aging. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives it 92 points, highlighting the energetic red and black fruits and compelling mineral note. The accolades continue with Vinous and Wine Spectator, both rating it 90 points for its soft and fruity profile and alluring characteristics. Decanter, meanwhile, awards it an impressive 93 points, commending its smoky notes, concentration of fruit, and seductive yet intellectual nature.

Overall, the 2016 Plince Bordeaux Blend is a wine that exemplifies the beauty and complexity of wines from Pomerol, Bordeaux. Its rich flavors, elegant structure, and impressive accolades make it a must-try for any wine enthusiast looking to experience the finest that Bordeaux has to offer.