Saint-Emilion and Pomerol
Merlot is the dominant grape here with cabernet franc in earnest support and some supporters of the more difficult to ripen cabernet sauvignon. At its best Saint-Emilion should be rich, full-coloured, spicy and apparently sweet, and the best properties balance these qualities with finesse length. At its best Pomerol produces sublime wines with a rich, almost fleshy, velvety flavour. It's worth buying the best which are never cheap.