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Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.

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Parker 98 Points
Château Pichon-Longueville Lalande 2019
Only 3 Bottles
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Château Pontet-Canet 2018
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Château Haut-Bages-Libéral 2018
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Tassinaia 2017

Tassinaia 2017

IGT Toscana, Tenuta del Terriccio, 1500 ml
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Parker 93 Points
Château Sociando-Mallet 2019
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Parker 91 Points
Camins del Priorat 2019
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