The $10,000 Cellar, Part Three

Topping off the cellar with Cabernet-based wines


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Château la Fleur de Gay

While Merlot shares its starring role in St. Emilion, it is the star of Pomerol, particularly in wines like La Fleur de Gay which is 100% Merlot. Unlike the wines of the left bank with their stern Cabernet-induced structure, Pomerol Merlots tend to be exuberantly opulent, rich and plush. La Fleur de Gay comes from old vine Merlot, so it tends to have a bit of a spine and fine acidity which helps keep all that richness balanced and in check. By any measure, it is a fine example of Pomerol’s style.

Fleur de Gay $90

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    Apr 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

  • Snooth User: wine o200
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    Just trying a Tardieu Laurent 1997 Bandol at the moment, yes rustic, but those tannins are fine and dusty now. Should go with the lamb strips, capsicum , tomato, caramellised onion and bonconcini, or perhaps one of your right bank Bordeaux might fit the bill.

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:09 AM

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