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. […]

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