K&L Wine Merchants - Header

Great '05 Bordeaux under $20 - In Stock - 11/08/2010 - Red Bordeaux

If you thought this email subject was either a typo or an impossibility, think again. One of the greatest values to come out of a sensational Bordeaux vintage...

Staff Image

2005 Plaisance "Cuvée Alix" Bordeaux Superior ($19.99)

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)