00 Chateau Plaisance, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux "Sortilege"
I have never written a tasting note because I had to. I've never thought: it's been too long... I better post something. I've never given ratings or told you where I bought anything, what I paid. There are too many other things to talk about. Sure, I can speculate what'll happen to the tannins, the acid, and the fruit (that they'll never quite come together), score the wine like a lab book. But I'd rather tell you that this Plaisance is a beautiful wine. Its chalky texture, earthy wild blackberry and green fig aroma, and long taste of vanilla wafers, Dutch cocoa powder, Virginia tobacco, wood chips, and cassis is enough. Enough for me to love this moment.