Category Archives: merlot

Dom. Cazaban Cabardes 2016

Domaine de Cazaban, Demoiselle Claire, AOP Cabardes, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2016 This wine: lot No. L22.09.17, a blend of 60% syrah with merlot, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, Adrian Mould, €11.60 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: opens with bright … Continue reading

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Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

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

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Mas Sibert Armelot VdF 2014

Mas Sibert, Armelot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Languedoc), 2014 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 … Continue reading

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Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

Domaine de Lacombe, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, France, 2011 Refreshingly, the Pomerol appellation has 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 … 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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