July 15 2012 issue
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APPELLATION Pomerol, Bordeaux, France Natalie GuinovartThis region has gone from afterthought to trendsetter in just three decades. As prestigious as it is tiny (at all of 2,000 acres), the Right Bank appellation of Pomerol has rapidly ascended to great heights. It was here that the garagiste movement, famed for superconcentrated wines made from tiny plots of land, began in the early 1980s. Since then, the quality of Pomerol’s bottlings has skyrocketed—as have their prices, thanks to their scarcity and reputation. A serendipitous combination of clim...
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