Whilst Pomerol may be the smallest, (800 hectares of vines), major appellation in Bordeaux, it has the distinction of producing some of the most expensive red wine in the region, if not the world. Chateaux Petrus and Le Pin are high quality and highly collectible being made in small quantities and act as global brand ambassadors for the rest of Pomerol.

It is the only major Bordeaux appellation that is not classified and this may partly explain why it did not receive greater global recognition until the pivotal 1982 vintage. Pomerol is unique in Bordeaux in that the terroir is dominated by a distinctive type of blue clay which seems to suit the Merlot grape to perfection. Other notable chateaux include Lafleur Petrus, Trotanoy, Eglise-Clinet, Clinet, Vieux-Chateau-Certan, L’Evangile and La Conseillante.

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