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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2017 Château Canon, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2017
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14.0% Alcohol
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£99.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2017 Clos Fourtet, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2017
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Medium Bodied
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14.0% Alcohol
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2006 Château Canon, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2006
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Full Bodied
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14.0% Alcohol
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£297.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2014 Château Angélus, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2014
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Full Bodied
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13.5% Alcohol
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£312.00 – double magnum (300cl)
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2020 Galatrona, Val d’Arno di Sopra, Petrolo, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2020
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Full Bodied
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14.0% Alcohol
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£471.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2014 Château Ausone, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2014
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2017 Château Ausone, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2017
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12.5% Alcohol
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2007 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2007
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15.0% Alcohol
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£968.23 – imperial (600cl)
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2016 Clos Fourtet, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Red
2016
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Medium Bodied
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14.5% Alcohol
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