2018 Château Plince, Pomerol

Critic score
91.75/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Plince, Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

Made from 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Plince opens with cedar, unsmoked cigars and smoked meats suggestions giving way to baked plums, blackberry pie and black raspberries plus wafts of Ceylon tea, hoisin and Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has wonderful richness and depth with loads of exotic spice and savory layers contained in a beautifully plush texture, finishing long.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(91—93)/100

This is enjoyable, very Pomerol with a nice lift, though less structured than some in the Moueix line up. It has strong liquorice flavours, with dark chocolate and grilled rosemary – it’s gourmet, but with restraint and juice though the dark cassis and blackberry fruits. Another wine where you feel there is an accessibility relatively young without sacrificing the ageing ability.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(92)/100

A wine with lovely depth of fruit and ripeness, yet always refined and integrated with ripe fruit, fresh acidity and a long and satisfying finish. Could be best ever.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(93—94)/100

The 2018 Plince is a powerful, rather four-square Pomerol. Even so, there is good depth and plenty of richness. Perhaps élevage can soften some of the more angular contours that are present. Today, the oak is not perfectly balanced (not unusual at this stage), but there is more than enough depth to make me cautiously optimistic that this dark, rather brooding Pomerol might find a bit better balance in time.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(88—91)/100