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Masters of Merlot

Masseto and Pétrus face off in Florence
James Suckling
Issue: October 31, 2004


The air was thick with anticipation. In the lofty dining room of Florence's Enoteca Pinchiorri restaurant, a Wine Spectator Grand Award holder and a Michelin three-star, a few Italian journalists and I were about to taste matching vintages of Tuscany's Masseto and Bordeaux's Château Pétrus, two of the world's most exciting—and most expensive—Merlots.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2004.

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