Introducing the exquisite 2018 Plince Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Pomerol in Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true gem that showcases the mastery of the Plince producer. With its deep garnet-purple color and a cork closure, this wine exudes elegance from the moment the bottle is opened.
Upon pouring, the 2018 Plince reveals a captivating bouquet that entices the senses. It offers lovely depth of fruit and ripeness, creating a refined and integrated experience. The aromas are a harmonious blend of ripe fruit, fresh acidity, and hints of espresso, cedar chest, menthol, and tar. These complex scents are complemented by notes of preserved plums, baked blackberries, bouquet garni, liquorice, dark chocolate, and grilled rosemary.
On the palate, this medium to full-bodied wine delights with its jam-packed, black fruit preserves, and savory layers. The grainy tannins provide structure and are expertly balanced by the wine's vibrant freshness. The long and satisfying finish leaves a mineral lift that adds depth to the overall tasting experience.
Renowned critics have showered this wine with praise, further solidifying its status as a top-notch Bordeaux offering. James Suckling awards it an impressive score of 94, commenting on its potential to be the best ever. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rates it at 91+, highlighting its espresso, cedar, and menthol notes, as well as its long finish with a minerally lift. Decanter awards it a score of 92, emphasizing its accessibility and aging ability. Jeb Dunnuck gives it a score of 92, describing it as elegant, nicely textured, and charming. Wine Spectator rates it at 95, noting its warm and steeped feel, with layers of fig, blackberry, plum, tobacco, and warm earth. Jeff Leve gives it a score of 91, praising its discrete floral and red fruit notes, along with its medium body and sweet, ripe cherry finish.
The 2018 Plince Bordeaux Blend is a wine that demands attention and appreciation. It is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Plince producer. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further complexity, this wine promises an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.