- Château Plince
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2019 - 2028
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, April 2016,
The initial floral, perfumed aromas are enhanced by hints of mocha and chocolate. This is a beautifully refined style of Pomerol, exuding class, with a very harmonious mid-palate and sweet, pure cherry fruits on the finish. A wine balancing breeding with great value.
Neal Martin, April 2016,
The 2015 Plince is a blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc. It has a broody, sous-bois tinged bouquet, dried flowers tincturing the mulberry fruit that opens nicely in the glass, but never fully lets go. The palate has pleasing fatness and weight on the entry, grippy tannin, smooth and velvety in texture with a savory, almost meaty edginess on the finish. Drink over the next decade.
Antonio Galloni, April 2016,
The 2015 Plince offers good depth, but the fruit is overripe and the tannins are green, both of which suggest some imbalance in the vineyard. It's hard to see too much upside here, but time will tell. Plince is 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc.
James Suckling, April 2016,
Lots of green olive, wet earth and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full and very silky. Plenty of pretty fruit. A majority of merlot with some cabernet franc.
Jancis Robinson, April 2016,
A Jean-Pierre Moueix wine. 74% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc. Siliceous on an iron pan. Nutty nose with very broad, sweet fruit and lightly astringent tannins. A bit of oak in evidence. Needs time. Drink 2024-2036
Tim Atkin, May 2016,
The wine with the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc in the Moueix range, Plince is a very stylish blend in 2015, with scented oak, polished tannins, a grassy undertone and more grip than is at first apparent. Drink: 2020-30
Wine Spectator, April 2016,
Very fresh, with lively acidity taking the lead, along with fine-grained tannins. Offers delightful raspberry and boysenberry fruit, backed by a warm fruitcake note.
Owned by the Moreau family, and supervised by famous Pomerol winegrowers, J.P.Moueix (owners of Château Petrus), Château Plince at 8.3 hectares is planted with 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fifteen months are spent ageing the wine, in one third new oak barriques producing a wine that is rich and structured.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.