93 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
Good bright, deep ruby. Vibrant aromas of black raspberry, minerals and peppery spices. Dense and superrich, showing a distinctly saline element to its chewy flavors of cassis, blueberry, mocha, bitter chocolate and licorice. A bit less obviously creamy than some of the richest 2010 Pomerols but this wine boasts very good ripe acidity and excellent grip. Big, ripe tannins give it the structure for mid-term aging.
Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.
Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon... Read More »
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