2012 Cap de Merle, Lussac-St-Emilion (375ml) (Previously $10)

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From the importer: "Chateau Cap de Merle is a delicious St-Emilion that represents excellent value. The owners and winemakers — brothers Alain and Jean-Marie Bel — use no wood in vinifying Cap de Merle so its pure, rich and savory Merlot fruit comes through directly upon tasting. The winery’s excellent plateau vineyard on sandstone soil assures optimal ripeness of fruit and supple tannins...2012 is a superb vintage at Cap de Merle. It saw the continuation of the advances in the Bel’s winemaking, aimed at making Cap de Merle even more deeply colored, fresh and richly-textured." 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc; farmed sustainably.

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/5/2015 | Send Email
A high score for fine value and convenient single serving size. Under ten dollars for so much flavor. Black-cherry abounds on the palate. No harsh edges. 80% Merlot, 10% each Cab Franc and Sauvignon. Great stocking stuffer.
Drink from 2015 to 2017

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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