Category Archives: merlot

Mas Sibert Armelot VdF 2014

Mas Sibert, Armelot, Vin de France (Languedoc), 2013 This wine: biodynamic, blend of 40% each of syrah and merlot, with petit verdot; unfined and unfiltered, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, £10.35 (02/17) Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

Domaine de Lacombe, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, France, 2011 Refreshingly, the Pomerol appellation no classification system, no burgeoning bureaucracy or politics – quality is indicated by what price the market will bear, at each vintage. Of course the top producers Le Pin … Continue reading

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Prieure la Chaume IGP Loire 2008

Prieure la Chaume, Orfeo, IGP Val de la Loire, Vendee, France, 2008 Prieure la Chaume is situated at Vix, inland and about 35km north-east of La Rochelle. It is the southernmost vineyard of the Loire and is about midway between … Continue reading

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Bonterra Merlot California 2013

Bonterra, Merlot (organic), Mendocino County (not an AVA, though Mendocino and Mendocino Ridge both are), California, USA, 2013 Seven months ageing in 45% new French and US oak; predominantly merlot, with petite syrah (aka durif), syrah, and carignan, natural cork closure, 14.5% … Continue reading

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Merlot Serra Gaucha 2013

Vinicola Aurora, Merlot, Serra Gaucha, Brazil, 2013 Vinicola Aurora is a co-op with about 1,100 members, based in Bento Goncalves in the Serra Gaucha region. Terroir and viticulture 90% of fine wine (vitis vinifera based) is produced in the far … Continue reading

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J Lohr Paso Robles Merlot 2010

J Lohr, Merlot, Los Osos Estates, Paso Robles, California, 2010 Combination cork with Diam style agglomerate centre piece, capped top and bottom with a 3mm cork disc (known, logically, as a 1+1 technical cork), 13.5% abv, Anne et Vin, about … Continue reading

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Couvent des Jacobins GCC St Emilion 2005

Couvent des Jacobins, Grand Cru Classe, St Emilion, Bordeaux, 2005 Le Couvent des Jacobins is planted with 3/4 merlot and 1/4 cabernet franc, with an average vine age of > 40 years, on a soil of sandy clay over clay and … Continue reading

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