Another article in our grape variety series:
Merlot is something of a chameleon. All grapes are, of course, in one way or another. But sometimes it’s more noticeable, as with merlot. Château Petrus, 95% merlot, is Bordeaux’s most expensive wine. Petrus’ prices are generally at least three times higher than cabernet sauvignon-based Latour and Lafite-Rothschild.
At the same time, countries around the world are making incredibly dull, inexpensive merlot wines. So whoever said that the grape variety is the most essential thing for a wine is simply wrong.
Read more in Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine, originally published on Forbes: