Merlot

Merlot

The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a grape that has been on a relentless expansion drive throughout the world in the last decade. Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape that requires savage pruning - over-cropped Merlot-based wines are dilute and bland. It is also vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.

In St.Emilion and Pomerol it withstands the moist clay rich soils far better than Cabernet grapes, and at it best produces opulently rich, plummy clarets with succulent fruitcake-like nuances. Le Pin, Pétrus and Clinet are examples of hedonistically rich Merlot wines at their very best. It also plays a key supporting role in filling out the middle palate of the Cabernet-dominated wines of the Médoc and Graves.

Merlot is now grown in virtually all wine growing countries and is particularly successful in California, Chile and Northern Italy.

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Chateau de Fonbel, Ready, but will keep,
Chateau Feytit-Clinet, Ready, but will keep,
Chateau de Fonbel, Ready, but will keep,
Chateau Clinet, Ready, but will keep,
Ready, but will keep,
Ready, but will improve,
Chateau la Conseillante, Ready, but will keep,
Chateau l'Eglise-Clinet, For laying down,
Chateau Pavie, For laying down,
Chateau Pavie, For laying down,
Ornellaia, Ready, but will improve,
Le Pin, For laying down,
Chateau la Conseillante, For laying down,
Petrus, Ready, but will keep,
Ch. Teyssier, Ready, but will improve,
For laying down,
For laying down,
For laying down,
Chateau Angelus, For laying down,
Jean-Pierre Moueix, For laying down,
For laying down,
For laying down,
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