WHAT: Christian Moueix Merlot 2005 (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Bordeaux, France
WHY: Here’s a Merlot that contradicts assumptions about soft, floppy expressions of the grape. Reared in its traditional Bordeaux setting, it displays a no-nonsense, structured quality that bears the mark of its upbringing. Demands a dinner companion – roast chicken or pork.
PRICE: 750 ml/$14.85
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets (product #961227)