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 Ch. Troplong Mondot, St Emilion
Red
2017
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12.5% Alcohol
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£180.19 – bottle (75cl)
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2010 Ch. la Conseillante, Pomerol
Red
2010
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14.0% Alcohol
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£190.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2016 Redigaffi, Tua Rita, Tuscany
Red
2016
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15.0% Alcohol
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£214.99 – bottle (75cl)
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2017 Ch. L'Evangile, Pomerol
Red
2017
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14.5% Alcohol
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£295.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2000 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux
Red
2000
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13.0% Alcohol
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£308.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2016 Ch. L'Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol
Red
2016
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14.5% Alcohol
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2015 Galatrona, Fattorio Petrolo Galatrona
Red
2015
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13.5% Alcohol
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£361.39 – bottle (75cl)
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2016 Ch. Pavie, St Emilion
Red
2016
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14.5% Alcohol
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£470.59 – bottle (75cl)
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2014 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2014
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14.0% Alcohol
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£542.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2011 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2011
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14.5% Alcohol
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£674.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2010 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy
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2010
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£842.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2006 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2006
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15.0% Alcohol
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£2,102.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2011 Le Pin, Pomerol
Red
2011
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13.0% Alcohol
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