Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $226 From: $220 To: $231
Search Rank 474
Over all vintages, this was the 474th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 405th
|Critic||Score||When to drink|
|Stephen Tanzer||88/100||2005 to 2013|
|Jancis Robinson||16/20||2009 to 2016|
|La Revue du Vin de France||16/20|
Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the south-west of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world, and in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pomerol is a much-respected red wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of south-western France. Both historically and physically, it stands apart from other Bordeaux appellations. It does not conform to the accepted image of a Bordeaux wine district as being a wealthy, long-established, chateau-laden area, with an all-important (if slightly outdated) classification system. Pomerol is none of these things, yet has managed to earn itself a place among the world's most revered wine region.
Pomerol has no formalised wine classification system (as do the Medoc, Graves, Sauternes and Saint-Emilion), and has risen to its current glory in a relatively short space of time. While the appellation was barely acknowledged in the middle of the last century, wines like Petrus a ... more