2005 Chateau Plince is dark and smoky with tobacco leaves, black pepper, and cherry juice. Good dose of acidity and low alcohol (13% on the label) give it brightness and a charming personality. This was fantastic after 30 minutes (91 points quality), but it became weak and skim-milky with another 30 minutes after that. (87 points quality) I don’t think this should be decanted. It was somewhat drinkable on the second day, but if you can, finish it on the first day.
Lots of ripe merlot fruit, but very well balanced and long. Complex secondary flavours are starting to develop in this wine, which I think has reached a perfect stage. Lovely classic Pomerol, long complex and delicious!!
This was one of the more enjoyable Bordeaux I've had in awhile, despite my California-leaning palate and only 13% ABV. Smooth yet chalky tannins, and this went well with food. A bit lacking in fruit for my wife's palate, but I found this well balanced. Aromas and flavors of bramble, leather, tea, and spice. Just enjoyable. Me - 91, Wife - 89.
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