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Château Plaisance Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Château Plaisance, AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010

Quick Overview

From the heart of the Saint-Emilion appellation, this impressive red combines extraordinary aromatic concentration and rich, bold flavours with traditional finesse, wrapping a juicy core of currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit in layers of toasty, mocha-laced oak. Beautifully balanced with a long finish and already a revelation from an outstanding vintage.

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Online price €33.00

Further Details

This Merlot-rich blend with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes harvested by hand at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks is followed by eighteen months' traditional aging in French oak, with bottling two years after the grapes have been picked.

The 2010 vintage has been compared in excellence to the outstanding 1982.

Clear ruby colour and intense aromas of red- and blackcurrants and raspberries lead to an opulent, harmonious mouthful with hints of spice, oak and earth, entirely ready to drink—though with another ten years' aging potential at least.

At this price for a 2010, it's an absolute bargain from the estate owned by Dubliner Derek Egan and partner Kathleen, whose hard work in restoring their purchase and in attention to detail in both vines and winery has paid off in the impressive quality of their wines.

Derek Egan of Château de Plaisance Saint Emilion - image from Cara magazine

Additional Information

Supplier's website Château Plaisance
Vintage 2010
certified organic No
Grape variety 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol % 14.00%
Technical sheet Download supplier's pdf here

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