In case you think I made up that story about the incredible Merlot/Bordeaux wine of the week, read what the wine shop owners say about this wine:
Here is a wine that will make the transition to Fall beautifully. The 2005 vintage in Bordeaux is considered the best in a century, certainly the best in our lifetime. The benefit is not only for the top end chÃ¢teaux, but also for everyday wines such as this bottle. The fruit is that much riper and complex, thus making for a wine that drinks like a more expensive one. This pure Merlot is harvested mainly from the PremiÃ¨res CÃ´tes de Blaye area of the right bank of the Gironde. It is aged in oak barrels, imparting depth and perfume.
“Best in our lifetime?” Are you kidding me? You people better come in here and buy some of this motherfuckin’ wine, or you’re gonna regret it for the rest of your life. I’m opening one of these bottles tonight.