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2011 Chateau Haut de Plaisance Haut Medoc Bordeaux

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If there is one challenge that we face in Australia it is the dearth of affordable Bordeaux. One exception to this is the 2011 Chateau Haut de Plaisance Haut Medoc Bordeaux, which demonstrates that good value Bordeaux is out there if you taste enough wines to find it. And we have tasted an awful lot of inferior Bordeaux to get there...

The appeal of this traditional claret is twofold. Firstly, it has the precision tannins that you'd come to expect in the finest Bordeaux. Yet it also showcases lively cassis fruit in a welcome clean and modern form, with five years of bottle-age helping to soften and round the youthful edges - this presents as some of the best value Bordeaux on the market.

Winemaker's Notes

Wine Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Region: Bordeaux.

Tasting Note:The Château Haut de Plaissance 2011 offers a deep colour. The nose, fine and elegant, offers morello cherry and currant scents. On the palate, the wine is supple and fleshy with a round attack and silky tannins. The finish is nice and delivers spices aromas.

Food & Wine Pairing: Nice to have with grilled or roasted red meat or cheeses.

Winemaking Process: Vinification in stainless steel and coated concrete, temperature controlled. Ageing for 12 months in barrels of 2 wines.

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2011 Chateau Haut de Plaisance Haut Medoc Bordeaux

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