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Château Guillebot Plaisance

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Château Guillebot Plaisance

Château Guillebot Plaisance, Bordeaux

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate belonging to the Villeneuve family for 6 generation now, Château Guillebot Plaisance is compromised of 20 hectares (50 acres) situated on the hilllocks of Targon, in the heart of the “Entre Deaux Mers” region.

But away from famous names and classifications a quiet revolution has been taking place. The region’s thousands of smaller producers have been systematically upping their quality level – employing better vineyard management practices, taking more care with yields, pro-actively managing vinification and so on. The result is a plethora of well priced, easy drinking Bordeaux blends from throughout the region. If you’re looking for a medium bodied Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon blend that offers good value for money, the so-called New World is not your automatic starting point any more. Try Bordeaux!

The Guillebot Plaisance is a lovely soft, smooth Bordeaux from the great 2010 vintage.