Montagne Saint-Emilion is one of the so called St-Emilion satellite appellations and consquently prices here aren't generally as expensive. Nevertheless there is some good value to be found here especially from good producers. The owners of Chateau Plaisance are the Ducourt family who have a number of other properties throughout Bordeaux and with their expertise are pretty much on top of their game.
Planting density is 6600 vines/hectare planted on loamy-clay soils.
Made from mainly Merlot with just a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon after fermentation it's aged for 12 months in a mix of new and used oak barrels before bottling and ageing for a further 18 months before release.
It's got intensely perfumed aromas with ripe berry fruits like blackberries and raspberries to the fore which continue onto the palate accompanied by subtle oak and vanilla. Powerful and silky with well integrated tannins it's well balanced with a good depth of flavour and a mouth watering, lingering finish.