Merlot – a grape variety profile

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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:

Ripe merlot on the vines in the vineyard in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux
Ripe merlot on the vines in the vineyard in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

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