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2005 Plaisance "Cuvée Alix" Bordeaux Supérieur SKU #1033586

Price: $14.99

RP 90 ST 89
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Tasting Notes

We have carried this wine for more than 10 years, and this 2005 does not disappoint. Very lively and fresh with tons of sweet red fruits on the palate. Decant one hour and enjoy its somky, toasty tobacco aroma. Semi New Wave, but Clyde loves its fruit-forward sensation. Robert Parker scores it 90 points and says: "Owned by Bernard Magrez's son, this cuvee is made in consultation with Michel Rolland and the Magrez winemaker, Jean Cordeau. The sensational 2005 is the finest Plaisance ever made. Broad, savory, black currant and cherry flavors intermixed with subtle notes of roasted herbs, licorice, and spice box are copious as well as intense. This is a round, generous, opulent effort from a low level pedigree that transcends its category by a considerable margin. Drink it over the next 5-6 years." (08/08) 89 points Stephen Tanzer: "Red-ruby. Distinctly wild aromas of game, mocha and dark chocolate. Then surprisingly sexy and intense in the mouth, with good cut and plenty of personality, albeit in a gamey style. Finishes with firm tannins and good length. Should offer early appeal." (May/June '08)

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Staff Reviews

  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    K&L Staff Member
    This was the hit for price/quality with both the staff and customers. The wine is strikingly dark in color. On the nose I first thought there was a slight bretty aroma but more herb and earth with blackberry and spice in the background. Lots of blackberry and spice with some herbal flavors. The mouth feel is pretty astringent so be a fan of astringency or have this with a fatty steak. The finish is long filled with black fruit and earth.


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