Chateau Tayac Plaisance 2008 Margaux, France
Varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot,
Oak: French oak barriques
Blackberry and mulberry on the nose.
Youthful charm and elegant, soft tannins, black cherry and mulberry, also a lot of red cherry, some tar and angeflämmtes wood. Thyme and some bay leaves, very well integrated.
A brilliant example of an affordable Margaux!
Vintage 2008 : **** 16.5 Decanter, 15 Jancis Robinson. Vintage 2009 : 88/91 Wine Spectator, 15.5+ Jancis Robinson, 17 Rene Gabriel, ****16.5 Decanter, 15 Bettane & Desseauve.
The Chateau is owned by Luc Thienpont which the Thienpont family also owns Vieux Chateau Certan, Le Pin, Pavie Macquin, Larcis Ducasse and many otherpretigious estates.