89-91 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2013
Deep purple-ruby. Brooding nose hints at dark cherry, violet and pepper. Starts sappy and juicy, with accessible, ripe black cherry, pepper and spice flavors, then turns mountingly tannic on the back half. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins that will require considerable patience. This serious Pomerol will likely develop more slowly than many other Right Bank wines from this vintage.
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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