Château Bourgneuf – Pomerol 2010

by  |  23-01-2017

As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to indulge in Château Pétrus regularly (yowza), we must search about for other bottles from AOC Pomerol in Bordeaux that attempt to reach for the stars whilst stepping along the rungs that Merlot provides. Yes, despite that famous “fucking Merlot!” quote from Sideways, few serious folks in the wine world gave a damn as Merlot, when produced from these Right Bank soils that drift from clay down in to gravel, is some of the most prized wine there is. It’s also either a deep inside joke or a massive goof in that Miles from Sideways went on this rant about Merlot, but then his prized wine, Château Cheval Blanc is from neighboring Saint Émilion and is a 60/40 split of Cab Franc and Merlot. Who woulda thunk it? But, let’s go back to trying to find the “other” Merlots […]
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