2017 Plince Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JS 93 WE 92 JL 90 WA 90 WS 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

The crushed-berry, smoke and stone aromas are appealing. Medium to full body, round and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows depth and structure. Give it a year or two to soften and come together. Drink in 2022.
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018

(WE 90-92 points) This is a ripe yet finely perfumed wine, with gentle tannins and layers of delicious black fruits. There is good balance thanks to ample acidity to counter the full, rich and rounded palate. Ideal for...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2018

The whisper of chocolate preceding the plums works well here. Medium bodied, forward and soft, you can enjoy this elegant Pomerol with just a few years of age. 90 Points Read more...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020

Composed of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Plince is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and rolls effortlessly out of the glass with scents of blackberry pie, plum preserves and kirsch plus suggestions of...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, January 2020

A light herb note gives way to friendly plum and cherry fruit flavors, backed by rooibos tea and mineral hints on the silky finish. Stylish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2030. — JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2017
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 Plince Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Pomerol region in France. This elegant red wine showcases the true essence of its terroir, delivering a sensory experience that is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.

Gazing upon this wine, one is immediately struck by its deep garnet-purple hue, a testament to its rich and concentrated nature. The aromas that waft from the glass are nothing short of captivating. Crushed berries, smoke, and stone intermingle to create a symphony of scents that invite further exploration.

On the palate, this Bordeaux Blend reveals itself as a medium to full-bodied wine with a round and chewy tannin structure. The flavors unfold gracefully, showcasing the depth and structure that are hallmarks of the Pomerol region. As the wine lingers, a long and flavorful finish emerges, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points, praising its depth and structure. Suckling suggests that this wine would benefit from another year or two of aging to allow the tannins to soften and harmonize. Wine Spectator also lauds this wine, awarding it a score of 90 points and describing it as stylish with friendly plum and cherry fruit flavors.

Wine Enthusiast echoes these sentiments, awarding the 2017 Plince 92 points and describing it as a ripe yet finely perfumed wine. The gentle tannins and layers of delicious black fruits are met with ample acidity, creating a well-balanced and rounded palate. This wine is ideal for early drinking.

For those who prefer a softer, more approachable wine, Jeff Leve recommends enjoying this elegant Pomerol with just a few years of aging. Leve awards the wine 90 points and notes the harmonious combination of chocolate and plums.

In conclusion, the 2017 Plince Bordeaux Blend is a wine that exemplifies the unique character of the Pomerol region. With its captivating aromas, well-structured palate, and praise from esteemed critics, this wine is a true gem that deserves a place in any wine enthusiast's collection.