Plaisance Ranch – Vintage 2014 Merlot – Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon

Plaisance Ranch – Vintage 2014 Merlot – Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon

The nose offers fine touches of gray pepper, fine hints of fleshy / juicy blackberry combined with hints of cassis, subtle hints of wild / juicy black fruits, fine / very discreet hints of liquorice as well as subtle hints of vanilla and very discreet hints of ripe red bell pepper (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, finely powerful and offers a fine mineral frame, a fine juiciness, a very discreet fleshiness, straightness, a fine aerial aspect as well as a fine minerality. On the palate this wine expresses touches of fleshy black cherry and blackberry associated with fine touches of plum, subtle hints of vanilla as well as subtle touches of chocolate on the finish (brings delicacy / gourmandise). Tannins are well-built and very slightly/discreetly dusty. 

Note (Score): 15.75/20

Note (Score): 91-92/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2017/07

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)