2017 Plince Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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REVIEWS

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

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2017
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Plince Bordeaux Blend from the Pomerol sub-region in Bordeaux, France, offers a compelling profile for red wine enthusiasts. This wine, produced by Plince, features a composition of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple hue. It is sealed with a traditional cork closure and has an alcohol content of 13.5%.

Critics have consistently praised the 2017 Plince for its balanced structure and appealing flavors. James Suckling awarded it a commendable score of 93, noting, "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." He suggests that this wine will benefit from a year or two of aging and recommends drinking it from 2022 onwards.

Wine Spectator gave it a score of 90, describing it as "Stylish" with "plum and cherry fruit flavors, backed by rooibos tea and mineral hints on the silky finish." The review highlights the presence of a light herb note and underscores the wine's friendly and approachable nature. Wine Spectator suggests that this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed now through 2030.

Wine Enthusiast also provided a favorable review, scoring it between 90-92 points. The review appreciates the wine's ripeness and fine perfume, stating, "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." It is recommended for early drinking.

Jeff Leve from The Wine Cellar Insider noted the "whisper of chocolate preceding the plums," describing it as medium-bodied, forward, and soft. He scored it at 90 points and highlighted its elegance, suggesting that it can be enjoyed with just a few years of aging.

Lastly, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, also scoring it 90 points, remarked on its medium-bodied palate with "sturdy, rugged frame with mouth-coating black fruit and earthy flavors." The review describes its aromas of "blackberry pie, plum preserves, and kirsch plus suggestions of menthol, pencil lead, and Marmite toast."

In summary, the 2017 Plince delivers a harmonious blend of flavors and structure, making it a versatile and enjoyable choice for a range of palates.