Category Archives: merlot

Terre Salees Narbonne 2016

Christophe Barbier, Les Terres Salées Rouge, IGP Coteaux de Narbonne – Terres de Perignan, 11560 Fleury, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2016 On Christophe Barbier & Les Coteaux de NarbonneBarbier’s land lies at Domaine de Simonet and Château de Bouisset (it is … Continue reading

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La Chaume IGP Loire 2010

Prieure la Chaume, Orfeo, IGP Val de la Loire, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France, 2010 Introduction IGP Val de la Loire covers a huge area, across 14 departments. Prieure la Chaume is situated at Vix, inland and about 35km … Continue reading

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Ch Antonins Bdx Superieure 2015

Chateau des Antonins, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France 2015 This wine: lot No. LBS15 (on front label), a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, this producer uses micro-oxygenation to soften the tannins; coated natural cork closure, 13% … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Soleno France 2014

Mas Sibert, Soleno, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Occitanie), France, 2014 This wine: lot No. none, one of 300 bottles without added sulfites, out of a single bottling run of 1200; unregistered biodynamic, a blend of merlot with petit verdot; … Continue reading

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Gimie Lilian Pays d’Oc 2014

Domaine Moulin Gimie, Lilian, IGP Pays d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L07/07/17 (below capsule), a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, ex-producer, €21 (07/18) Other Domaine Moulin … Continue reading

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Henschke Euphonium 2015

Henschke, Euphonium, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L13015 (on back label), a blend of 66% syrah, 19% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, and 5% cabernet franc, aged in 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak hogsheads … Continue reading

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Thorle Rheinhessen 2015

Weingut Thörle (a member of the ‘wine in a bottle’ producer group [1], and Maxime Herkunft Rheinhessen), Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, Qualitatswein, Rheinhessen, Saulheim, Germany 2015 On Anbaugebiete Rheinhessen. Is the largest of the 13 German wine regions (map). … Continue reading

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Chateau Jouclary Cabardes 2017

Chateau Jouclary, Les Amandiers, AOC Cabardes, Aude, (Languedoc) Occitanie, France, 2017 On the Cabardes appellation. This wine: lot No. L18240 (below capsule), a blend of 50% merlot, 30% syrah and grenache noir, matured for 12 months in French oak barrels … Continue reading

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Bonterra Merlot California 2015

Bonterra, Merlot, California, Wine of the USA, 2015 This wine: lot No. L206171015C (below front label), California is an AVA, or statewide appellation, organic, a merlot dominant blend, with petite syrah (aka durif) and malbec, aged for 12 months in … Continue reading

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Petit-Village Pomerol 2005

Chateau Petit-Village, AOC Pomerol, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2005 On AOC Pomerol. This wine: lot No. L0105 (on back label), 2005 – dry weather conditions, a soil of red gravel, quartz and flint over a clay sub-soil, a merlot heavy … Continue reading

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