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    February 20, 2022 1 min read

    Tom Doorley - Focus on Merlot

    CHATEAU LA PIROUETTE, 2016

    Bourgeois Bargain "Half Cabernet, the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Robert Parker thinks this cru bourgeois is like a Saint-Julien and he has a point. Seriously good value."

       

    CHATEAU AMPELIA, 2019

    Ample potential "Lush, rich, supple and smooth with a stylish touch of toasty oak. Plenty of potential."

     

     

    CHÂTEAU DU RETOUT, 2016

    Sheer Elegance "Beautifully crafted and mainly Cabernet, this cru bourgeois is all about cassis, gentle oak and sheer elegance."

     

     

    CHÂTEAU PUYGUERAUD, 2016

    Fleshy and ready "Puygueraud makes fleshy wines with 80 per cent Merlot. This 2016 is ready but will hold."

     

    CHÂTEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE, 2016

    Classic claret "This vintage was made by Huubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus and it's just ready but will continue to evolve for several years."

     

     

    Tom Doorley, The Irish Mail on Sunday, 20th February 2022