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Merlot

 
MERLOT
 
A classic variety, it partners Cabernet as the top variety and is also responsible for some of the most profound and priciest wines.
 
Next in importance to the Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, where it is useful in bringing lusciousness of fruit and a velvet like quality to the finish of wines which could otherwise be hard and austere. Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon it reduces the aging requirement of the former. While it is blended in the New world countries it is more commonly produced as a single variety.
 
Synonyms: Merleau, Bigney, Crabutet noir, Medoc noir, Petit merle, Vitraille, Semillion Rouge (Medoc ), Vitraille (Blanquefort), Bigney (Graves and Cadillac)
 


Characteristics

 
It has loose to compact cylindrical bunches which are small and sometimes winged. The berries are round, medium size and bluish-black and are larger and thinner skinned than the Cabernet Sauvignon berries. It is a high yielding variety, and ripens early. In the Bordeaux and other cool areas it is prone to coulure (failure of flowers to set) and rot.
 
As a variety it is capable of producing wines which are less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon and hence faster aging. But at the same time with a deep color, and capable of great richness, though lacking a certain complexity of taste and backbone.
 
The wines are often identified with as having a Cabernet Sauvignon like aroma with perhaps more specific aromas such as green olive, mint, honeyed blackcurrant or plum.
 


Food Recommendations

 
As a result of the rich round fruit character of the variety it can compete with spicier game or pair with birds such as pheasant or strongly herbed terrines. The sweet-fruit edge characteristic of the variety would also allow it to go with dishes with slightly sweet sauce like wine with dried fruits sauce or oyster sauce.
 
¥11,860
(¥13,046 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Margaux

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 13.8

Grade: Grand Cru Classe

Producer: Chateau d'Issan

Size: 750ml

Fragrant nose, it reveals blackcurrant and cherry fruit characteristics with toast and oak accents.Medium-bodied, it has a fresh acidity soft firm ripe integrated tannins and medium length.
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¥52,710
(¥57,981 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pomerol

Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Pomerol

Producer: Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

Size: 750ml

It has a seductive nose of raspberry, cinamon and clove accompanied by subtle chocolate / floral nuances. Smooth silky tannins, a crisp lively acidity and an impressive concentration of fruit on a seductive, persistent and polished finish.
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¥42,190
(¥46,409 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pomerol

Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Pomerol

Producer: Vieux Chateau Certan

Size: 750ml

Aromas of black fruits, cherries, spice, toast and oak. Medium-bodied, impeccably balanced, it is round and harmonious with a solid core of ripe fruit, a velvety structure, a fresh acidity and a long finish.
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¥40,150
(¥44,165 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pessac-Leognan

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Grade: Cru Classe

Producer: Chateau La Mission-Haut-Brion

Size: 750ml

Forward fruity nose, it reveals attractive blackberry and raspberry nuances. Rich body, yet it has a firm solid structure with fine firm tannins. Elegant, balanced it has good length.
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¥15,970
(¥17,567 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Margaux

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.

Producer: François - L Vuitton Collection

Size: 750ml

CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES (MARGAUX GRAND CRU CLASSÉ) Ten generations have contributed to establishing the heritage of Château Lascombes, Grand Cru Classé in 1855....
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¥41,270
(¥45,397 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pauillac

Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.

Producer: Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Size: 750ml

Ripe nose, it reveals hints of black currants accompanied by tobacco and coffee. Medium body, firm structure, it is well balanced, smooth and polished with velvety tannins, rich fruit, fresh acidity and a long persistent finish.
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¥44,490
(¥48,939 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pessac-Leognan

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: Cru Classe

Producer: Chateau La Mission-Haut-Brion

Size: 750ml

It is fruity with complex aromas with chocolate and raspberry accents . Rich, full bodied with concentrated flavors and lots of oak, a solid, tight structure with firm tannins and a high acidity. Elegant with good length.
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¥43,490
(¥47,839 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / St.-Emilion

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: St.-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A

Producer: Chateau Pavie

Size: 750ml

The wine has a slightly smoky berry nose revealing chocolate and coffee undertones as it opens. Full-bodied the wine is well-structured, harmonious, firm and solid with a good concentration of rich fruit.
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¥30,830
(¥33,913 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Margaux

Varietal: Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Margaux

Producer: Chateau Margaux

Size: 750ml

It has a foward nose, sweet with hints of blackberry and vanilla. Medium bodied, it is smooth and velvety with a firm structure. Fresh with a balanced acidity, integrated tannins and a persistent finish with toast accents.
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¥29,830
(¥32,813 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pomerol

Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Pomerol

Producer: Chateau La Conseillante

Size: 750ml

  See region detail: France >> Bordeaux >> Pomerol See producer detail: Château La Conseillante
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¥29,830
(¥32,813 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux

Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Grade: Grand Cru Classe

Producer: Chateau Valandraud

Size: 750ml

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¥5,760
(¥6,336 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Lalande de Pomerol

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 13

Grade: A.O.C.- Lalande de Pomerol

Producer: Chateau Les Hauts Conseillants

Serving Temperature(℃): 17-18

Size: 750ml

The aromas are heady and exuberant, touched by natural silkiness, that meet with depth and complexity.
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