Château Plaisance Cuvée Alix 2005, Ac Premières Côtes De Bordeaux

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
Bordeaux, France

$24.95 (348789)

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86 pts
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May 02, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This release is rife with interesting older vintages and here is case in point. I really love how beautifully and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Fully mature, even a touch baked and oxidized at this stage, this is past prime in my view. Tasted April 2015. Value...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This a very mature, funky red. It's rather light, with some sweetness and very fine tannin - a nice texture. But you...

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Community Reviews (7)

Jack Robertson
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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

The bouquet is a bit musty, but the taste, well, it tastes like a classic Bordeaux. I think "correct" is the word critics use, by which I mean very good. It gets a bit better with every sip. Great value. The label on my bottle is different than the picture here, but it says the same thing so it must be the same wine.

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mike brown
mike brown

jan 14

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

Yummy mature french wine. Elegant and well balanced with cherry/plum mixing with leather/earth. Nice acidity, and refined tannins. This wine really evolved and opened up over the evening. It's not often you can get a solid (and mature) Bordeaux for under $30. Solid value.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2005 Château Plaisance Cuvée Alix, composed of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, has intense aromas of anise, wood, dried pomegranate and cherry. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, aged wine; with forward acidity, dusty/drying tannins (decant for 1-2 hours) and a medium to long finish. It is a food friendly and sipping wine; as the fruit is drying out, drink now – 2016. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts – surprisingly tastes like Ontario’s Cabernet Franc dominated wines – recommended for its quality. Tasted Jan/14.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Drink now.

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csd99
csd99

Very reasonably priced wine, especially for 2005. However, it is a little shallow for my taste, leaves no aftertaste on the pallet. But a pleasant, easy to drink table wine to be sure. Just not very memorable.

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